The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Maternal Mortality: How Big a Problem Is It?

Event date/time: 

Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 4:00pm

A talk by Dr. Eugene Declercq, professor of community health sciences at Boston University.

In the past several years a great deal of media attention has been paid to the rising rate of maternal mortality in the U.S. As one of the authors of the research paper that helped launch the national debate over maternal mortality, Dr. Declercq will discuss how it came to be seen as a problem, why it’s both a bigger and smaller challenge than the public and policymakers understand, and why current efforts to address it may not succeed.

Free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged but not required. Click here to sign up.

Part of the UMass Center for Research on Families Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series

 

Location: 

Life Science Lab, room S330

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