US-born Black women in California have worse birth outcomes than Black immigrant women

August 04, 2021
Increased experiences of racism lead to higher preterm birth rates and worse infant health outcomes.  

Welcoming New PTBi Scholars

July 28, 2021
Please join us in welcoming three new PTBi scholars! We could not be more honored to have such visionary and passionate people help us achieve our mission of eliminating racial disparities in preterm birth.  Post-Doctoral Transdisciplinary Research Fellow We are pleased to announce that Dr....

July Collaboratory — Police Violence and Birth Outcomes

July 27, 2021
At this month’s Collaboratory, researchers and community organizers shared how policing in our hospitals and communities impacts the health of communities of color and birthing people.

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