Effectively Partnering with Communities in Research to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes and Reduce Disparities

June 17, 2021 (Noon-1:00 p.m. ET)


Maternal Health Coordinating Committee (MHCC), NICHD


Zoom webinar


NICHD’s MHCC is pleased to invite participation in the first event of its webinar series exploring community engagement in maternal health research.

This webinar will explore different approaches to effective engagement with communities to advance maternal health research and improve outcomes.

Panelists include:

  • From the St. Louis Integrated Health Network and Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri:
    • Kelly McKay-Gist, M.S.W, L.C.S.W.
      Program Coordinator, Elevating Voices, Addressing Depression, Toxic Stress, and Equity (EleVATE), St. Louis Integrated Health Network
    • Cheron Phillips, C.H.W.
      Community Collaborator, EleVATE, St. Louis Integrated Health Network
    • Ebony Carter, M.D., M.P.H. external link
      Principal Investigator, EleVATE, and Director, Division of Clinical Research, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Washington University
  • From the University of California, San Francisco:

The webinar will include presentations from the panelists followed by a question-and-answer session.

Individuals who need reasonable accommodations to participate in this activity should contact Liza Cook at liza.cook@nih.gov at least 5 days in advance.

More Information


For registration-related questions:
Liza Cook
Booz Allen Hamilton
Email: liza.cook@nih.gov

For workshop-related questions:
Dr. Nahida Chakhtoura, Maternal and Pediatric Infectious Disease Branch, Division of Extramural Research (DER), NICHD
Phone: 301-435-6872
Email: nahida.chakhtoura@nih.gov

Dr. Jackie Wallace, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, DER, NICHD
Email: jackie.wallace@nih.gov

Please note: Views expressed during NICHD-sponsored events do not necessarily reflect the opinions or the official positions of NICHD, NIH, or HHS.
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