Welcoming 2019-2021 Postdoctoral Fellows

July 11, 2019
Photo: Preterm Birth Initiative 2017 Postdoctoral Research Fellows

After 30 years, WIC vouchers finally covered fresh produce. New PTBi research shows improvements in maternal and infant health

June 24, 2019
Rita Hamad is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF, and Policy Lead for the California Preterm Birth Initiative.

Juneteenth with SOLARS' Brianne Taylor

By Brianne Taylor on June 19, 2019
Brianne Taylor is SOLARS' Program Manager and a graduate of PTBi's Benioff Community Innovators.

Meet Our Strategic Advisory Board

June 17, 2019
We are proud to have a cohort of inspiring and influential thought leaders to support our mission of reducing preterm birth rates and improving outcomes for babies born too soon. 

Help Us Understand the Link Between Stress and Preterm Birth

June 06, 2019
The Supporting Our Ladies and Reducing Stress to Prevent Preterm Birth (SOLARS) study is one of the first, large-scale studies, led by women of color and by women who have had a preterm birth, designed to help understand the impact of stress, anxiety, and racism - in addition to resilience and...

Cash During Pregnancy: A Promising Approach for Improving Health Inequities at Birth

June 06, 2019
We need to be talking about wealth, not income. Wealth is what allows us to live with dignity and have freedom of choice. It is also passed down from generation to generation. Jhumpa Bhattacharya, Vice President of Programs and Strategy Insight Center for Community Economic Development

Research Justice for Parents of Color: A Webinar Unveiling the Research Questions that Parents Want Answered

June 04, 2019
On May 25th we unveiled the detailed lists of unanswered pregnancy and birth questions, as well as the process of co-creating these lists in our first webinar, Research Justice for Parents of Color: Prioritizing Their Unanswered Questions About Pregnancy and Birth.

A Conversation with Lynell Taylor: Fathers Supporting Each Other After Preterm Birth

June 03, 2019
Lynell Taylor has been a member of PTBi Fresno's Dads' Council for the last three years. The Dads' Council is a group of fathers who have experienced preterm birth or may be at risk for preterm birth. The council gives parents in the community an opportunity to come together and discuss their...

9 PTBi-CA Abstracts Presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting

April 29, 2019
Congratulations to our team members who are presenting at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting April 24 - May 1, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. We are proud to be showcasing nine abstracts, four of which are podium presentations. We are also presenting two oral presentations on our work in Uganda...

Placental Infection and Prematurity: Community Engagement Across the Globe

By Emily Letts on April 29, 2019
In Nairobi, you are supposed to be buried where your placenta is buried. People deliver at home because they don’t want the placenta to be left at the hospital. Moses Obimbo Madadi, MD, PhD PTBi Fellow