News Archives

  • California Health Report

    September 21st, 2018

    Doctors Often Fail to Listen to Black Mothers, Complicating Births, Survey Finds — references study co-authored by Carol Sakala, adjunct assistant professor of community health sciences; Eugene Declercq, professor of community health sciences; and alumna Jessica Turon

  • Bridging the Chasms in Maternal Health

    September 14th, 2018

    At conference on July 16 and 17, patients, advocates, researchers, and care providers used storytelling and improvisation to take on gaps in maternal health before, during, and after giving birth.

  • Boston Globe

    September 13th, 2018

    With or Without the Catsuit, Serena Williams Is Going to Serve Black Excellence — quotes alumna Fatima Dainkeh

  • BNN News

    September 13th, 2018

    Mothers Tell Story of Health Care Divide — interview with alumna Fatima Dainkeh

  • During Pregnancy, Smoking and Diabetes Are Riskier Together

    September 6th, 2018

    Interaction between tobacco and pregestational diabetes increases risk of preterm birth and congenital abnormalities more than cumulative risk from diabetes and smoking added together.

  • Professor Honored for Maternal and Child Health Work

    September 5th, 2018

    Eugene Declercq to receive Greg Alexander Award for Advancing Knowledge at 2018 CityMatCH Leadership and MCH Epidemiology Conference on September 12-14.

  • Quartz

    August 28th, 2018

    Maternal Death Rates Are a Key Indicator of Why the State of Female Health in the US Is So Terrible — mentions Eugene Declercq, professor of community health sciences

  • Black Moms, in Their Own Words

    August 10th, 2018

    Alumna Fatima Dainkeh’s video project looks beyond inequality data in her new short film, Stories of Black Motherhood.

  • Lack of Shared Decision-Making in Maternity Care

    August 2nd, 2018

    Women who discussed labor induction and repeat cesarean with their doctors reported receiving disproportionate information in favor of these interventions and were more likely to have them.

  • BU Today

    July 30th, 2018

    Black Moms, in Their Own Words — profiles alumna Fatima Dainkeh