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Health for Her Seminar April 7, 2021: Dr. Patricia O'Campo
The State of Public Health Science on Racism and Health
Dr. O’Campo is Professor of Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. and Canada Research Chair in Population Health Intervention Research. Dr. O’Campo is an internationally renowned public health scholar who has an active research program that focuses on understanding the health impacts of complex urban social problems experienced by low-income populations. Through her scholarship over the past 25 years, dedicated partnerships with affected communities, and academic leadership for over fifteen years, she has generated strong evidence around interventions to improve the lives of those living with multiple health, social and economic challenges. She has been widely recognized for her contributions to population well-being through the receipt of early, mid- and late-career awards given by national and international organizations such as the US Centers for Disease Control, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Public Health Association, US Institute of Medicine and was most recently inducted into the Royal Society of Canada. To view a recording of the seminar click here.
Health for Her Seminar February 10, 2021: Dr. Nancy Fleischer
Understanding Disparities in Birth Outcomes Using a Life Course Lens
Dr. Nancy Fleischer is a social epidemiologist whose research focuses on how social and policy determinants affect health and health equity. Dr. Fleischer has undergraduate degrees in chemistry and Spanish from the University of Minnesota, an MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan. After her undergraduate years she served for nearly three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer, first in the Solomon Islands and then Kazakhstan. Following Peace Corps she worked in occupational health at the California Department of Public Health before beginning her MPH. After graduate school Dr. Fleischer served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She began her academic career as an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina. She is currently an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan, where she studies how tobacco control policies affect health equity, and how structural racism affects birth outcomes and COVID-19 recovery. To view a recording of the seminar click here.
Health for Her Seminar December 2, 2020: Dr. Corinne Rocca
Reconceptualizing and Measuring Pregnancy Intentions: The Desire to Avoid Pregnancy Scale
Dr. Corinne Rocca is an Associate Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. She is faculty at UCSF’s ANSIRH Program (Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health), whose mission is to conduct innovative, rigorous, multidisciplinary research on complex issues related to people’s sexual and reproductive lives. Her research focuses on the conceptualization and measurement of pregnancy intentions, pregnancy decision-making, and the effects of “unintended” pregnancy on women’s lives and well-being. She holds an MPH in Population and Family Health from Columbia University School of Public Health and a doctorate in Epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health. To view a recording of the seminar click here.
Health for Her Seminar October 28, 2020 - Dr. Catherine Vladutiu
Maternal Mortality and Severe Maternal Morbidity in the United States
Maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity are no longer decreasing in the US like they are in other developed nations around the world. Furthermore, substantial disparities exist in maternal mortality and morbidity outcomes across race/ethnicity, socio-economic characteristics, and geographies. In this seminar, we will hear from one of the nations leading experts on these topics to learn more about these outcomes, trends, and disparities across the US and in Tennessee. Dr. Catherine Vladutiu is a Senior Epidemiologist in the HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau and is helping to lead Federal research and programmatic initiatives to improve maternal health. We look forward to hosting Dr. Vladutiu for this virtual seminar and hope that you will be able to join us. To view a recording of the seminar click here.
Health for Her Seminar February 2020 - Dr. Sylvester Orimaye
Geographic Variation in Teen Births: What We See and Implications for Policy and Practice
Health for Her Seminar November 2019 - Dr. Kate Beatty & Liane Ventura
Delivering Reproductive Health Care in the US Southeast: Clinic Policies and Practices
Health for Her Seminar September 2019 - Dr. Mike Smith
Women’s Attitudes about Abortion in the US South
Health for Her Seminar April 2019 - Dr. Nathan Hale
Women and Contraception in the US South: Evidence from the 2017 Statewide Survey of Women
Health for Her Seminar February 2019 - Drs. Katie Baker, Mary Ann Littleton, Erin
Mauck, Ivey Click, and Julia Dodd
In Their Own Words: Southern Women’s Experiences with Birth Control and Pregnancy