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  • Diane L. Spatz

    Diane L. Spatz

    Professor of Perinatal Nursing & Helen M. Shearer Professor of Nutrition
  • Holly M. Harner, PhD, MBA, MPH, RN, WHCNP-BC, FAAN

    Holly Harner (she/her)

    Afaf I. Meleis Director for the Center for Global Women’s Health / Director, Women’s Health Gender Related Nurse Practitioner Track
  • Faculty

    Jianghong Liu

    Professor of Nursing


Black Maternal Morbidity and Mortality - Beyond the WHY!

Black Maternal Health Week (April 11 - 17) is a weeklong opportunity to build awareness, activism, and amplify the voices of birth workers and Black mothers who have lived experience. We know why Black women and babies are dying during or after childbirth.  Penn Nursing’s Center for Global Women’s Health, in collaboration with the National Coalition for 100 Black Women hosted a special panel presentation of dynamic birth workers and researchers who center the traditions of the reproductive and birth justice movements while discussing best practices and next steps in increasing the birth outcomes of Black mothers. Watch the April 11, 2023 recording here.

Renfield Award Impact Talk: Dr. Vandana Gopikumar

Dr. Vandana Gopikumar, the 2018 awardee of the Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women’s Health, in a discussion moderated by Alison Ercole, MSN, BA, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, shared about the impact the award has had on her work.  Dr. Gopikumar is the Co-Founder of The Banyan and The Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health, a nonprofit with the goal of promoting equitable mental health amongst socially disadvantaged groups, within a social justice framework. Watch the April 4, 2023 recording here.