Thank You, Dr. Chambers!

June 30, 2021
Please join us in congratulating PTBi researcher and UCSF faculty member, Dr. Brittany Chambers, as she moves on to a new role at UC Davis in the Department of Human Ecology! UC Davis has offered Dr. Chambers a tenure track position as well as funding and space to start her own research lab rooted...

We'll Miss You, Daphina!

June 10, 2021
Help us congratulate our much-loved Community Engagement Program Manager, Daphina Melbourne, as she takes on a new role as the new Perinatal Equity Initiatives Coordinator for Alameda County! Daphina started working with PTBi as a Community Advisory Board member, and then joined as a staff member....

Pay Tribute to Incredible Fathers on Instagram - Call for Photos

June 09, 2021
Pictured: Reggie Moore wearing an "empathy belly" during his partner, PTBi designer, Loren Newman's pregnancy. 

PTBi’s Annual Strategic Advisory Board Meeting

June 01, 2021
At the end of April 2021, we hosted the California Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi) Strategic Advisory Board (SAB) meeting, chaired by the UCSF Chancellor, Sam Hawgood. The Strategic Advisory Board consists of ten inspiring and influential thought leaders who meet annually to support our mission of...

Welcome to our new team members!

May 28, 2021
We are so honored to welcome three new team members to support the community engagement efforts of Expecting Justice and First 5

PTBi researchers and team members win prestigious awards

May 28, 2021
Congratulations to PTBi Associate Director Solaire Spellen and PTBi Post Doctoral Fellow Elze Rackaityte!

BLACK fathers share what they need to be more involved in prenatal programs in this new report

May 24, 2021
We are thrilled to share a preliminary report from a recent PTBi-funded RAP project headed by Shantay Davies-Balch titled Evaluation of an adapted fatherhood curriculum to strengthen paternal involvement during pregnancy among Black men in Fresno, CA.

Pacific Islander & Pregnant: How Inclusion Led To Erasure

May 20, 2021
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Black women and birthing people need to be listened to during their prenatal care: this tool can help

May 05, 2021
Findings from the Development of the Person-Centered Prenatal Care scale for People of Color are described by lead author Patience A. Afulani​. Additional authors include Molly R.