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Racism and its impact on maternal health outcomes

  • UC Berkeley 245 Hearst Gym Berkeley, CA USA (map)

This lecture is part of a project to gather postpartum traditions, to expose current postpartum experiences and to define postpartum justice.  Come join us.  Public welcome.

Ethnic Studies 199/ Asian American Studies 199: Traditional Postpartum Wisdom: Implications for Contemporary Postpartum Justice.  (For additional information: m2mpostpartum@gmail.com or HERE)

GUEST SPEAKER:

Brittany Chambers, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

UC San Francisco

Dr. Chambers obtained an MPH in Health Promotion from Fresno State University and a PhD in Community Health Education from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Her work focuses on understanding sexual and reproductive health inequities through examining the impact of individual and structural discrimination across multiple life domains. As a postdoctoral fellow, she works with the Saving Our Ladies from Early Births and Reducing Stress (SOLARS) study team to examine mediating relationships between interpersonal racism and adverse birth outcomes experienced by Black women in Oakland. For her fellowship project, Dr. Chambers is conducting a qualitative study to develop novel measures of structural racism from the perspective of Black and Latina women residing in Oakland and Fresno, California.