Abbot alumna inspires and educates through radio show
Episode #1661
May 8th, 2024
Maternal Health Equity
Having a baby should be one of the most joyful times in a woman’s life. But for women of color, especially Black women, the pregnancy experience frequently triggers fear and anxiety. Black women and their babies, at all socioeconomic levels, face substantially higher rates of complications and mortality during pregnancy than white women. One dynamic physician is teaching women what they need to know to help turn this situation around. Yamicia Connor, MD PhD MPH, is a Harvard-MIT-educated OB-GYN, surgeon, research scientist, engineer and mother of three. She’s using her unique background to serve as the driving force behind establishing greater equity in women’s healthcare. Dr. Connor founded Race to Better Health and Diosa Ara, initiatives that embody her dedication to improving health outcomes and advocating for policy change.
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