Voices and Experts
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- Kim Anderson, a successful Atlanta
executive and lawyer, has always
maintained a healthy lifestyle, but she
gave birth prematurely, presenting a lifethreatening
challenge for her two pound,
13-ounce newborn daughter.
- Drs. Richard David and James Collins
are neonatologists specializing in the care
of infants born too early or dangerously
underweight. Several of their studies point to
racism – not genetics – as a key risk factor.
- Dr. Michael Lu is a UCLA obstetrician and gynecologist, whose “life-course
perspective” suggests that the added stress burden of racism over a lifetime,
not just during pregnancy, increases the risk of pre-term labor.
- Dr. Camara P. Jones, research director on Social Determinants of Health at
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), measures racism and
investigates the structural causes of health inequities.
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