Community Partnership


Tackling race disparities in pregnancy

We are working with our community partners at Healthy Start, a nonprofit organization with the mission of improving maternal and child health and reducing poor birth outcomes and infant mortality in Allegheny County.

Pittsburgh suffers from one of the starkest disparities in the U.S. between Black and White women in risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes (preterm birth, infant mortality, maternal mortality). We are pursuing placental biomarker-based strategies to evaluate early points at which these differences may first be measurable in pregnancy. Together with Healthy Start, our aim is to identify structural and individual-level causes of discrimination, their relationship to specific exposures in pregnancy, and their physiologic effects in pregnancy. Our goal is to create a pathway to equitable approaches to a healthy pregnancy.

If you have been contacted to participate in our MOMI-COVID study, thank you, we could not do this without you. Please click here to reach out to us if you have any questions.

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Contact Information

5132 Public Health
130 Desoto Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

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