Leadership and Faculty Development Conference: Maternal Fetal Health

Wednesday, May 8 - Friday, May 10, 2019

2019 Leadership and Faculty Development Program Conference and Minority Health Policy Annual Meeting

Wednesday, May 8th | 12:00 - 4:00 PM

Location: Pechet Room | Joseph B. Martin Conference Center | 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA

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Maternal Fetal Health

In response to the recent maternal mortality crisis facing vulnerable populations, particularly Black women in the U.S., this session will address maternal mortality issues through the lens of equity, social justice and human rights. Perspectives of health disparities, social determinants, racism and unconscious bias will be discussed through keynote and panel presentations by health professionals, clinicians and community advocates. It is expected the discussions will increase awareness of the current crisis of maternal health facing pregnant women, mothers, and infants who may be disenfranchised and shed light on the importance of intervention, policy, public health, and system approaches to improving maternal health.

11:30 AM Registration

12:00 – 12:15 PM Opening Welcome Remarks
Joan Y. Reede, MD, MPH, MS, MBA
Dean, Diversity and Community Partnership; Professor of Medicine,
Harvard Medical School; Professor of Society, Human Development and Health,
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Alden Landry, MD, MPH
Faculty Assistant Director, Office of Diversity and Community Partnership,
Harvard Medical School; Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine,
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

12:15 – 1:05  Guest Speaker

Eugene Declercq, PhD
Professor, Community Health Sciences; Assistant Dean of Doctoral Education,
DrPH Program, Boston University School of Public Health; Professor, Obstetrics
and Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine

1:05 – 2:15 Panel Discussion: Systems Based Interventions

Moderator: Audra R. Meadows, MD, MPH
Instructor, Harvard Medical School, Department of Obstetrics,
Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Brigham & Women's Hospital

Panelists: Rose Molina, MD, MPH
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Global and Community Health Division,
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dimock Community Health Center

Jacqueline H. Grant, MD, MPH, MPA
Maternal Fetal Medicine Physician and Director, Regional Perinatal Center
Piedmont Columbus Regional Health, Columbus, GA

HafsatouFifi Diop, MD, MPH
Director, Office of Data Translation, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Discussion: Question and Answer Session

2:15 – 2:25  Break

2:25 – 3:35  Panel Discussion: Community Based Interventions

Moderator:   Samantha Kaplan, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine
Obstetrician Gynecologist, Boston Medical Center

Panelists:   Nneka Hall
Full Spectrum Doula, Pregnancy And Infant Loss (PAIL) Advocate,
Quietly United In Loss Together (Q.U.I.L.T.)

Karin Downs, RN, MPH
Director, Division of Pregnancy, Infancy and Early Childhood, Bureau of Family
Health and Nutrition Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Dayna Campbell (tentatively confirmed)
President, Board of Directors, Mother Woman; Assistant Professor, American
International College, School of Health Sciences, Public Health Program;
Adjunct Instructor, Foundations of Health Community Health Worker Certificate
Program, Holyoke Community College

Discussion: Question and Answer Session

3:35 –3:50  Response to Panels

Commentator: Allison Bryant Mantha MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology;
HMS Vice Chair, Quality Equity and Safety Obstetrics & Gynecology, Obstetrics
Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital

3:50  Closing Remarks
Alden Landry, MD, MPH



Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm