Meet Our Residents & Fellows

A Program in Partnership With Duke Global Health Institute

Ayaba Worjoloh, MD, MPH

GHP Graduate

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology


Dr. Ayaba Worjoloh completed the Global Health Obstetrics and Gynecology Fellowship at Duke University Medical Center in 2012. She received a Fogarty International Clinical Research Fellowship to study the delivery of group prenatal care in Moshi, Tanzania. She received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University in Human Biology and her MD from Duke University. While in medical training she also received a Master of Science in Public Health with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health. She then completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ob/Gyn) at the University of California San Francisco.



Dr. Worjoloh’s family emigrated from Liberia in the 1980s, prior to the country’s long civil war. Since then, Dr. Worjoloh has fostered a vision to return and transform the country, utilizing systematic approaches to improve the health of mothers and babies in sub Saharan Africa. With that dream in mind, she began Duke’s Global Health Fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Worjoloh spent over twelve months working with the Duke-KCMC Women’s Health Collaboration at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center in Moshi, Tanzania. In addition to collaborating on various ongoing research projects in global women’s health, she developed a mixed methods study to develop and evaluate a group antenatal care (ANC) intervention in health centers in Tanzania.  After completing fellowship Dr. Worjoloh accepted a position with the Indian Health Services in New Mexico.  In 2016, she joined The Everett Clinic at the Pavillion for Women and Children in Everett, Washington. She will retain her ties with the KCMC-Duke Women's Health Collaboration by continuing work with the emergency obstetrics training courses in Tanzania with her Tanzanian colleagues. 

Representative publications:

Homaifar N, Mwesigye D, Tchwenko S, Worjoloh A, Joharifard S, Kyamanywa P, Wilkinson J, Rulisa S, Thielman NM. Emergency obstetrics knowledge and practical skills retention among medical students in Rwanda following a short training course. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2013 Feb;120(2):195-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2012.07.031. Epub 2012 Dec 20.

Worjoloh A.  Trends in Cesarean Section Rates at a Large East African Referral Hospital from 2005-2010. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OJOG). 2012

Worjoloh A, Kato-Maeda M, Osmond D, Freyre R, Aziz N, Cohan D. Interferon gamma release assay compared with the tuberculin skin test for latent tuberculosis detection in pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Dec;118(6):1363-70.

BRYANT S, WORJOLOH A, CAUGHEY AB, WASHINGTON AE. Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Obstetrical Outcomes and Care: Prevalence and Determinants. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 April; 202(4): 335–343.