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This Woman's Work: Exploring Maternal Mortality and Morbidity

Monday 5/21 8:00AM - 4:30PM
University Club - Ballroom B

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Winner of the 2018 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, the ProPublica series “LOST MOTHERS” explored why the U.S  spends more per capita on health care than any other country, yet also has the highest rate of maternal mortality in the developed world. This reporting called out those culpable and showed a way forward that could save lives and families that are too often destroyed by preventable tragedies. Keynote speaker ADRIANA GALLARDO was among the reporters who captured the stories of hundreds of women and brings to our symposium a fresh perspective on the maternal experience, gaps in data and reporting, and how we can address issues of accountability.

Last Updated On Friday, May 04, 2018 by Borkowski, Matthew Gerard
Created On Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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Winner of the 2018 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, the ProPublica series “LOST MOTHERS” explored why the U.S  spends more per capita on health care than any other country, yet also has the highest rate of maternal mortality in the developed world. This reporting called out those culpable and showed a way forward that could save lives and families that are too often destroyed by preventable tragedies. Keynote speaker ADRIANA GALLARDO was among the reporters who captured the stories of hundreds of women and brings to our symposium a fresh perspective on the maternal experience, gaps in data and reporting, and how we can address issues of accountability.

Find out more at this all-day symposium hosted by Healthy Start, Inc. and the Center for Health Equity. Click to preregister ($40) or contact BCHS's Lora Ann Bray for details.


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Women in the United States are more likely to die from childbirth or pregnancy-related causes than women in other developed countries. Research suggests that half of these deaths may be preventable and that racial disparities persist. The risk of pregnancy-related deaths for black women is three to four times higher than those of white women. Find out more at this all-day symposium hosted by Healthy Start, Inc. and the Center for Health Equity. Click to preregister ($40) or contact BCHS's Lora Ann Bray for details.

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Paul Gruenewald Thinking about Drinking: the Social Dynamics of Drinking Behavior BCHS Lecture
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Crabtree  A115 
February 9  |  3:15-4:15

 

Paul Gruenewald of the 
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Grand Rounds sign-in will begin at 3:00 outside of A115.


This talk will introduce new approaches to understanding and modeling the social foundations of drinking and associated risks for alcohol abuse, problems and dependence.   The approaches are strongly ecological, computational, and analytic.  I argue that the social determinants of "having a drink" are multi-scale and complex, but analytically tractable.  As such, drinking behaviors, understood as a whole, constitute a model social system that can be studied to elucidate the essential social dynamics of drug use, abuse and dependence.  I begin to chart a course through this territory to enable future social ecological research to prevent alcohol problems.

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Grand Rounds sign-in will begin at 3:00 outside of A115.  Sign-in for GR credit will end promptly at 3:25. After this time no sign-ins will be permitted. 




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"Exploring Food Buying Practices in Low-income, Urban Food Deserts and Food Oases: A Tale of Two Cities"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Renee Walker’s research on disparities in obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease focuses on the role of social determinants of health, including socioeconomic position, neighborhood deprivation, poverty, race/ethnicity and racial discrimination, and residential neighborhood contexts. Her presentation will focus on concept mapping research that she did in Pittsburgh as part of her doctoral dissertation (DrPH ‘09) and in Boston during her training as a W.K. Kellogg Scholar and Yerby postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health. Sponsored by the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences


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