Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Advancing Maternal Health Equity among Black Women in the United States: Considerations for Bioethicists


Project Description


The maternal health crisis in the US represents a well-documented yet under-addressed health injustice and therefore warrants the input and involvement of bioethicists to influence critical dialogue and advocate for equity-focused research, policy, and practices that improve maternal health outcomes. With the goal of responsibly identifying and analyzing health inequities—particularly those inequities that unjustly burden socially and medically underserved populations—this project seeks to inform a broader and bolder bioethics framework to help bioethicists systematically and deliberately respond to long-standing health inequities, including the rise in maternal deaths among Black women.

Funded by Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics


Project Personnel

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Ph.D, M.A.
Associate Professor