October 14 Oct 14
Friday Fri

Harnessing Data and Community Voices to Improve Maternal Health

A Perinatal Epidemiology and Population Health Symposium

Hear from experts working to solve maternal health disparities through data sources, community engagement and improving care at scale.

The Center's Deirdre Lyell and Suzan Carmichael provide opening remarks. Each session features a keynote speaker and two speed talks. 

Session 1: Observational & Population-Based Epidemiologic Research

Keynote: Using Big Data to Study the Safety of Medications in Pregnancy

Brian Bateman, MD, MSc - Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine and, by courtesy, Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health

Speed Talk: Population-Based Studies of Severe Maternal Morbidity

Suzan Carmichael, PhD - Professor of Pediatrics, of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and, by courtesy, of Epidemiology and Population Health

Speed Talk: Centering People who are LGBTQ+ in Obstetrical Research

Stephanie Leonard, PhD - Instructor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Session 2: Quality Improvement and Interventions

Keynote: Improving Maternity Care at Scale: Lessons from California

Elliott Main, MD - Medical Director of the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC) and Clinical Professor in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Stanford Medicine

Speed Talk: Combining Clinical, Community, and Implementation Science Approaches to Reduce Iron Deficiency Anemia at Birth and Improve Birth Equity


Deirdre Lyell, MD - Dunlevie Endowed Professor of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Speed Talk: Mifepristone as an Adjunct to Transcervical Balloon for Labor Induction (MiLI): A Randomized Clinical Trial

Hayley Miller, MD - Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Session 3: Community Voices, Community Engagement, and Qualitative Research

Keynote: Community Engagement to Promote Health Equity: From Principles to Practice

Patricia Rodriguez Espinosa, PhD, MPH - Associate Director of Research, Office of Community Engagement and Instructor, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at Stanford Medicine


Speed Talk: Community Perspectives on Prenatal Care

Kata Nemeth - Project Manager, Black Wellness and Prosperity Center in Fresno

Speed Talk: Mixed Methods Approaches to Inform Decision Making and Clinical Care

Julia Simard, ScD - Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health and, by courtesy, of Medicine and of Obstetrics & Gynecology