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Women’s Health and Health Equity Research Lecture & Symposium

October 14, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 9:15 am

The Symposium is an annual meeting that connects health care professionals and population health experts around the latest research into health disparities and health equity. Every year, in addition to the keynote lecture, researchers share their work on health disparities research and investigators present posters. One of the aims of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is to close the persistent gender and racial health disparities gaps.

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Keynote Speaker

Elizabeth Howell, MD, MPP
“Health Equity and Quality of Care: The Case of Maternal Mortality and Morbidity”

Dr. Howell is the Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously she was a Professor of Population Health Science & Policy and Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science and the Founding Director of the Blavatnik Family Women’s Health Research Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is a NIH-funded ob/gyn health services researcher and her major research interests are the intersection between quality of care and disparities in maternal and infant mortality and morbidity and postpartum depression and its impact on underserved communities.


  • Rebecca Myerson, PhD, MPH
    Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
    Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Scholar
    “Medicaid Expansion Increased Preconception Health Counseling, Folic Acid Intake, And Postpartum Contraception”
  • Vivian L. Tamkin, PhD, LP 
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Health Disparities Research Scholars T-32 Training Program
    “Exploring reflective functioning in low-income African American/Black mothers with depression: Charting new waters through a life course lens”


October 14, 2021
7:00 am - 9:15 am
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