Black Pregnant Women in Poor Neighborhoods 4x More Likely to Experience Interpersonal Racism

January 29, 2020
Findings from the study show that 45% of Black women who reside in most deprived neighborhoods reported experiencing racial discrimination across their lifetime when getting medical care compared to 10% of Black women residing in the least deprived neighborhoods.

How Black Doctors Shaped California's History

January 29, 2020
Our January Collaboratory honored the historical figures who broke through countless barriers to serve their communities and alter the course of history.

Doula Training for People of Color Hosted by PTBi

January 27, 2020
Please note the doulas in the image are wearing shirts from PTBi's Voices for Birth Justice public awareness campaign. 

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

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...

Working in partnership with communities: listening to women’s lived experiences to help set research priorities to address the preterm birth epidemic

January 10, 2020
A new paper in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth presents research questions prioritized by women affected by preterm birth.  In this blog post, the authors, including both healthcare professionals and community representatives, discuss how they have made their research and funding processes more...

Faces of PTBi

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