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Hosting SisterWeb's Doula Training

January 27, 2020
In early January, UCSF Preterm Birth Initiative, Sisterweb Doula Organization, and Health Connect One joined together to train twenty-five community doulas from Black, Latin/x, and Pacific Islander communities in San Francisco. Trainees left the training feeling informed, empowered, and ready to...

Digital Prenatal Insomnia Treatment Found to be Twice as Effective as Standard Care

By Linda Apeles on January 21, 2020
A new study published today in JAMA Psychiatry has shown that digital cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is an effective, scalable and safe intervention for improving its symptoms during pregnancy. The findings could help the one in seven pregnant women struggling with insomnia and...

The Faces of PTBi's Staff

January 10, 2020
We couldn't be more proud of the many people who come together on a daily basis to make PTBi run. Therefore, we are delighted to announce that our team page has been updated to include images of our staff! Know who is who and how we all fit together in this important, cutting-edge research...

Expecting Justice Annual Report 2018-19

December 20, 2019
The below article is an excerpt from Expecting Justice's Annual Report. Read the full report

Why Won’t They Show Up?: Authentic Community Engagement for Researchers

December 19, 2019
We know research has been used against us. It is not merely a problem of perception, it is historical fact. Roberto Vargas, Associate Director UCSF Center for Community Engagement

The mFICare Study: 2019 in Review

December 18, 2019
The PTBi-CA funded evaluation study of mobile enhanced Family Integrated Care (mFICare study) has launched it's intervention phase in the NICUs of 3 of our 5 research sites (Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco, a

Homelessness and Pregnancy: PTBi's Research Makes TV News

December 18, 2019
On November 26, Channel 05 KPIX CBS SF Bay Area aired an investigative piece as part of their Project Home series on the impact of homelessness on pregnant women in the Bay Area, notably citing PTBi Researcher Matt Pantell's recent paper.

Black and Brown Women Need a Different Framework for Resiliency

December 16, 2019
Findings from A Transdisciplinary Conceptual Framework of Contextualized Resilience for Reducing Adverse Birth Outcomes are described by the author and PTBi researcher, Tijen Sumbul. Additional authors include Solaire Spellen and Monica McLemore. Please describe your research findings.

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