Cecilia Tomori

Cecília Tomori


Cecília Tomori is an anthropologist and public health scholar whose work investigates the structural and sociocultural drivers that shape health, illness, and health inequities. Tomori is internationally recognized for her expertise on breastfeeding, infant sleep, and maternal child health. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she has supported numerous organizations focused on maternal child health and advocated for integrated and equitable pandemic policies. Recently, she has also been pursuing how science and health policy are influenced by financial and political interests. Dr. Tomori, who holds a joint appointment in the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, has collaborated with colleagues at Johns Hopkins and beyond on breastfeeding, infant sleep, infectious disease prevention, drug use and health policy, among other topics. She is an author of the 2023 Lancet Breastfeeding Series, three books on breastfeeding and reproduction, and numerous publications on a range of public health issues.

Specialties and Expertise
  • Community
  • COVID-19
  • Disaster Preparation
  • Disparities
  • Diversity
  • Education
  • Equity
  • Family
  • Global
  • Health Behavior
  • Health Policy
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Lactation
  • Maternal Health