Monday, April 30, 2018

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Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Birth Outcomes:
A Life-Course Perspective

Thursday, May 3, 201812:00 - 1:00 pm ET

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In the United States, black infants have significantly worse birth outcomes than do white infants. The cause of this persisting disparity remains unexplained. Most of the disparity studies have focused on differential exposures to protective and risk factors during pregnancy, such as current socioeconomic status, maternal risky behaviors, prenatal care, psychosocial stress, or infections. These factors, however, do not adequately account for the gap in birth outcomes.
This webinar will highlight the relevance of the life course perspective by providing evidence that suggest that risk factors during pregnancy happen prior to conception. This presentation will aid in closing those gaps by introducing the life course perspective and the importance of treating the whole person and not just the symptoms in public health research.


Dr. Michael Lu, Senior Associate Dean for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs, Professor of Prevention and Community Health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health,
Tamara Henry, Senior Program Analyst, Office of Minority Health Resource Center

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