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ANEMIA (Antenatal CommuNity Engagement to reduce Maternal Inequities from Anemia in Pregnancy) is a community-centered collaborative research project which will prioritize patient-voices while devising solutions for improving the health outcomes of Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/Latinx women, mothers, and birthing persons. Anemia during pregnancy poses a significant risk to both birthing persons and their unborn babies such as prematurity, low birth weight, and even infant death. This threat is compounded when it is experienced in the Black, Indigenous, and Hispanic/Latinx communities. To decrease persistent inequities of care within these communities, and the potential to improve birthing outcomes, we will establish a non-hierarchical, power-sharing leadership group, the Anemia Community Leadership Group (ACLG). The ACLG will specifically support us in understanding and identifying barriers to effective and equitable care of anemia. In the next 8 months we will convene deep-listening sessions, co-led by Black, Indigenous, and Hispanic/Latinx community partners to provide insights into patient perceptions of all aspects of anemia during pregnancy.

ANEMIA Community Leadership Group (ACLG) Members:

  • Shana Bartlett

  • Tangela Garvin - Young

  • Denise Gee

  • Jenn Goldbronn

  • Gwendolyn Manning

  • Jacq Tate

  • Antoinette Kohlmeister-Torres

  • Anastasia Lester

  • Desiree Miller

  • Tiara Munoz

  • Qierra Richardson

  • Venus Uttchin

  • Malaika Livers

THE TEAM Deirdre Lyell, MD., Principal Investigator Professor Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford University ​ Elliott Main, MD., Co-Principal Investigator, Clinical Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine Medical Director - California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC), Member - Maternal & Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI), Stanford University ​ Susan Perez, Co-Investigator, Assistant Professor, Sacramento State University ​ Stephanie A. Leonard PhD., Co-Investigator, Instructor and Senior Biostatistician, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford University ​ Irogue Igbinosa, MD., Co-Investigator, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow, Stanford University ​ Shantay R. Davies-Balch, MBA, Co-Investigator, BLACK Wellness & Prosperity Center

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