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2020 Labelle Lecture: "Saving Black Women and Babies: Leveraging Data and Community Engagement to Achieve Health Equity"

The 2020 Labelle Lecture, will be presented virtually on Nov. 11, 2020 by Dr. Tiffany Green, an economist and population health scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an expert in racial/ethnic and nativity disparities in reproductive health.

Oct 20, 2020

The lecture will take place from 3 to 5 pm. Registration is required. To register, follow this link:  https://mcmaster.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYlcOitqj0oEtPeSICxxpwswQOjue3Zc-Gd

In her presentation, entitled “Saving Black Women and Babies: Leveraging Data and Community Engagement to Achieve Health Equity,” Dr. Green will draw from her research which focuses primarily on understanding the individual-, family-, and structural-level determinants of disparities in women’s health and birth outcomes. Her mission is to shed light on how and why Black women, regardless of socio-economic status, experience the worst maternal and child birth outcomes of any racial/ethnic group – and what evidence-based solutions might ameliorate these persistent inequalities in health and wellbeing.

She is also currently investigating the contributions of racial/ethnic bias to health-related disparities in childbearing and other populations.

The discussant for the Lecture will be Dr. Andrew Pinto, Founder and Director of Upstream Lab. He is also a Public Health and Preventative Medicine Specialist at St. Michael’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Green is an Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Most recently, she was selected as a member of the inaugural cohort of the Society of Family Planning’s Changemakers in Family Planning Grant Program. She is a Temple Center for Public Health Law Research Fellow and is a University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health Centennial Scholar.

As well, Dr. Green serves as the co-chair of the Black Maternal & Child Health Alliance of Dane County, a coalition committed to centering the voices of Black mothers and ensuring that Black children are free to reach their highest potential.