Race, Gender, and Public Health Disparities

February 04, 2019

Disparities in Pregnancy Outcomes among Racial Minority Women in the United States

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019
Time: 7:30 p.m. 
Location: Rosenfield Center, Room 101

Disparities in pregnancy and birth outcomes among racial minority populations are a major public health problem, yet it is difficult to describe the population and its health needs. Professor Karen Tabb Dina will present her findings on maternal characteristics related to adverse birth outcomes and mental health status among self-reported Multiracial women as compared to single race minority and majority women. She will discuss the implications for clinical practice and administrative collection of racial category data.

Reckoning: A Roundtable Discussion

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019
Time:  4 p.m.,
Location: Faulconer Gallery

Dina will engage in conversations on race, gender, and public health, addressing health disparities and the impact of trauma, including adverse childhood experiences in the setting of the Faulconer Gallery’s exhibition, Reckoning with the Incident by John Wilson.

Karen Tabb Dina

Karen Dina is an assistant professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Urbana. Her research focuses on the social and psychosocial determinants of health disparities among pregnant and postpartum women in the United States and abroad. Dina is the principal investigator of the Identifying Depression through Early Assessment (IDEA) Research Team, which includes studies using perinatal depression registries across clinics, delivery hospitals, and systems level interventions.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and Faulconer Gallery.