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Risky Pregnancies: Health disparities in maternal morbidity and mortality

10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM

Understanding the connections between a mother’s health and that of her newborn is crucial for addressing maternal and infant mortality and morbidity. 

The Wright Center’s Health Equity Series is a quarterly exploration and community discussion of health disparities in collaboration with partners locally, in Virginia and nationwide. Speakers will discuss current maternal and child health research and statewide initiatives that improve the health delivery system for mothers and their children.

  • Kenesha Smith Barber, Ph.D., Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System coordinator and epidemiologist at the Virginia Department of Health
  • Amy Paulson, M.P.H., director of the Consortium for Infant and Child Health at Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Moderated by Alethia Watford, M.S.W., LCSW, clinical social worker at VCU Health and the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU

Learn more and register