Nicha Cumberbatch

Physician Assistant, Doula

Nicha Cumberbatch, Assistant Director of Population Health at Spora Health, is passionate about finding solutions for the crisis facing black maternal mortality and believes education is vital in helping Black women achieve equal care before, during, and after pregnancy. She also created Birthing While Black and teaches a childbirth education class tailored for Black women. Nicha is a certified Physician Assistant, a birth advocacy educator, and a doula advocate mentor. Her experience began as a holistic health practitioner in 2003, which has set the stage for her approach to care both professionally and personally. Nicha, as part of a Doctorate in Medical Science completion project, is currently conducting a study to investigate the impact that childbirth education classes have on black birthing women.