Join us at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo 2020

October 16, 2020
This year we are excited to showcase our team's research at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Meeting and Expo, which will take place from October 24th through the 28th. With more than 12,000 people expected to attend, the event represents the largest annual gathering of public health...

In Conversation with Dorothy Forde, a PTBi Postdoctoral Fellow

October 14, 2020
Dr. Dorothy Forde is an alumn of PTBi Transdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship in Preterm Birth with work focusing on the impact of Kangaroo Care. Read Dr. Forde's most recent publication Oxidative Stress Biomarker Decreased in Preterm Neonates Treated With Kangaroo Mother Care. 

Welcome Benioff Community Innovators Oakland!

October 13, 2020
After deliberating over an impressive pool of applicants, we are very pleased to introduce our first Benioff Community Innovator Oakland cohort! These 10 community scientists are embarking on an incredible two-year journey developing research skills through a community-based participatory action...

Expanded Newborn Screening Could Save Premature Infants’ Lives

By UCSF Public Affairs Lorna Fernandes PIO (510) 410-0389 | [email protected] on October 02, 2020
Novel Screening Method Predicts Health Complications Earlier, Could Identify Key Interventions, UCSF Study Finds

Healthcare as Sanctuary: ICE, Birthing People, and Justice for Immigrants

September 28, 2020
US immigrant communities are experiencing worsening perinatal health outcomes and widening health disparities at the hands of certain federal policies. For our September Collaboratory, we collaborated with UCSF midwifery students to understand the impact of current immigration practices on pregnant...

Mayor London Breed Announces Basic Income Supplement Program for Black and Pacific Islander Pregnant People

September 14, 2020
The below press release is from the office of San Francisco Mayor London Breed. See the original press release here.

Prioritizing Joy

By Alexis Cobbins, MSW Executive Director, PTBi on August 31, 2020
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PTBi Welcomes New Babies!

August 28, 2020
We are thrilled to welcome three new babies to our PTBi family and two more on the way! Please consider supporting these powerful advocates and their work by donating to their fundraisers. Brandi Gates-Burgess

Infant Feeding During COVID: Strategic Planning for Pregnancy, Postpartum and Beyond

August 27, 2020
Photo source: Aresha Auzenne​ via Brandi Gates-Burgess Nationally, Black women have the lowest rates of breastfeeding initiation in comparison to any other racial/ethnic groups. Black babies are dying at twice the rate of White babies and according to the CDC, increasing breastfeeding among...

PTBi's New Associate Director, Solaire Spellen

August 27, 2020
We are thrilled to welcome Solaire Spellen to the PTBi team on September 1st as our new Associate Director.