Ngina Lythcott
Breast Cancer Liaison Black Women's Health Imperative

Ngina Lythcott is a Public Health practitioner and health activist. A 31-year breast cancer survivor, Ngina serves as the Breast Cancer Liaison for the Black Women's Health Imperative (BWHI). She is a member of the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP). She serves on the Board of the Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC). She is a founding member of the US Cochrane Collaboration's Consumers United for Evidence-based Healthcare (CUE).
A 40-year member of the American Public Health Association (APHA), Dr. Lythcott serves on its Governing Council, as a representative of the Community Health Planning/Policy Development Section. She previously served on the Board of two State Planned Parenthoods and on the National Board of the PP Federation (PPFA).

Dr. Lythcott has done extensive community-based health promotion/disease prevention work with diverse residents of urban and rural, low-income communities, in the prevention of heart disease, cancer, substance abuse, adolescent pregnancy and violence, using a community organization and development model. She has also worked in Tanzania, Brazil, Nigeria and South Africa.

Ngina earned a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Simmons College (upon whose Board of Trustees she’s since sat), a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Smith College and Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Public Health from UCLA.

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