Dr. Henrietta S. Bada is a Professor in the Department of Health, Behavior & Society, and the Mary Florence Jones Professor and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs of the Department of Pediatrics, UK College of Medicine. She graduated from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines and had her residency in Pediatrics and fellowship in Neonatology at the University of Louisville. She also received a Masters of Public Health from the University of South Florida.
She has been involved in clinical and basic science research for several years. Her areas of research include newborn brain disorders, perinatal addiction, and developmental follow-up. She served as PI of the Maternal Lifestyle Study (MLS), and in collaboration with other PIs from the University of Miami, Wayne State University and Brown University. The MLS is a longitudinal follow- up of children exposed to cocaine and or opiates in utero and completed when children reached 16 years of age. She has numerous publications with recent ones related to the findings on follow-up of children and adolescents who had prenatal drug exposure.