Friday, October 8, 2021

Health Affairs Briefing: Perinatal Mental Health

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Virtual Event. Sign-in details to be shared upon registration.


You're invited to join Health Affairs on Friday, October 8th for a FREE virtual event featuring experts and thought leaders on Perinatal Mental Health, including our own Kara Zivin, Ph.D.!
Kara ZivinKara Zivin, Ph.D.

The October 2021 issue of Health Affairs, “Perinatal Mental Health & More,” features a themed cluster of papers on perinatal mental health presenting empirical findings and commentary from leading thinkers in the field, offering specific proposals for improving support for people before, during, and after giving birth. Join us on Friday, October 8, 2021, for a virtual forum featuring special guests and a select group of authors from the issue presenting their work. 

Presenters will include:

  • US Representative Lauren Underwood, Illinois
  • David Goodman, Team Lead, Maternal Mortality Prevention Team, Division of Reproductive Health, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on Prevention of Pregnancy-Related Mental Health Deaths: Data from 14 US Maternal Mortality Review Committees, 2008-2017
  • Clare Brown, Assistant Professor, Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, on Mental Health Conditions During Delivery Cost $100 Million Annually, with 50% Higher Rates of Severe Maternal Morbidity
  • Jennifer Moore, Founding Executive Director, Institute for Medicaid Innovation and Health Affairs Theme Cluster Adviser, on Policy Opportunities to Improve Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Perinatal Mental Health Conditions
  • Sayida Peprah, Executive Director, Diversity Uplifts, Inc., and Jasmine Getrouw-Moore, Ph.D. Student, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, on Reimagining Perinatal Mental Health: An Expansive Vision for Anti-Oppressive Practice and Policy
  • Shannon D. Simonovich, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, DePaul College of Science and Health, on Depression During Pregnancy and Associated Adverse Birth Outcomes 2010-2020: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
  • Kara Zivin, Professor of Psychiatry and of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan Medical School, on NARRATIVE MATTERS: Perinatal Mental Illness Nearly Ended My Life
  • Others TBA