The mission of the Research and Grants committee is to work with a diverse group of researchers and students to produce evidence-based practices and programs focused on maternal health and reproductive justice. We aim to call out and eradicate systemic racism, improve maternal health outcomes within communities of color and implement policies that pave the way to health equity.
The Research and Grants Committee is a diverse coalition of researchers coming from many professional and cultural backgrounds seeking to address racial inequities in maternal and reproductive health. The committee’s research targets Black maternal health and disparities, access to doula care, maternal morbidity and mortality, the impact of racial discrimination on mental health, family planning, and reproductive justice. The focus is researching health outcomes, clinical practices, and legislation on all levels with a health equity lens, with the goal of calling out systematic racism and bringing interventions that address maternal and women’s health into fruition. Additionally, we hope to make the findings of our research accessible to the communities that it affects and anyone who is interested in the field. We support our varied research endeavors by applying to public and private grants and by mentoring future clinicians, advocates, and academics.