2019 Leadership and Faculty Development Program Conference and Minority Health Policy Annual Meeting
The 2019 Leadership and Faculty Development Program (LFDP) Conference and Minority Health Policy Annual Meeting took place on May 8—10, 2019.
The conference addressed maternal mortality issues through the lens of equity, social justice and human rights from the perspectives of health disparities, social determinants, racism and unconscious bias, fostering discussions through keynote and panel presentations by health professionals, clinicians and community advocates. The discussions aimed to increase awareness of the current crisis of maternal health facing pregnant women, mothers, and infants who may be disenfranchised and shed light on the importance of intervention, policy, public health, and system approaches to improving maternal health. Other objectives included exposing participants to health disparities and health policies at all levels through Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy at Harvard University practicum presentations and HMS Faculty Fellows’ research presentations; and providing participants with career development training in Time Management Solutions. View the videos below of the speaker presentations.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
The three-day conference began with an Equity and Social Justice discussion focused on “Maternal Fetal Health.”
“It’s Better Than You Think and Worse Than You Think: The Challenge of Maternal Mortality in the U.S.”
Eugene Declercq, PhD
Professor, Community Health Sciences; Assistant Dean of Doctoral Education, DrPH Program, Boston University School of Public Health; Professor, Obstetrics
and Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine
Panel: “Systems-Based Interventions”
Audra R. Meadows, MD, MPH
Instructor, Harvard Medical School; Director of Practice Quality and Innovation in the Ambulatory Obstetrics Practice, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Hafsatou Fifi Diop, MD, MPH
Director, Office of Data Translation, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Rose L. Molina, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School; Division of Global and Community Health, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Obstetrician-Gynecologist and Ob/Gyn Quality Assurance Lead, The Dimock Center; Associate Faculty, Ariadne Labs
Jacqueline H. Grant, MD, MPH, MPA
Maternal Fetal Medicine Physician and Director, Regional Perinatal Center Piedmont Columbus Regional Health, Columbus, GA
Panel: “Community-Based Interventions”
Samantha E. Kaplan, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Assistant Dean, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, Boston University School of Medicine; Obstetrician Gynecologist, Boston Medical Center
Full Spectrum Doula, Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Advocate, Quietly United In Loss Together (Q.U.I.L.T.)
Karin Downs, RN, MPH
Director, Division of Pregnancy, Infancy and Early Childhood, Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Dayna Campbell, MS, PhD
President, Board of Directors, Mother Woman; Assistant Professor, Public Health Program, School of Health Sciences, American International College; Adjunct Instructor, Foundations of Health Community Health Worker Certificate Program, Holyoke Community College
Allison Bryant, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology; HMS Vice Chair, Quality Equity and Safety Obstetrics & Gynecology, Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Thursday, May 9, 2019
The Minority Health Policy Annual Meeting featuring the research presentations and practicums presented by the DICP Faculty Fellows, the Harvard Catalyst PFDD Faculty Fellow, and the Commonwealth Fund Fellows in Minority Health Policy at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School.
Friday, May 10, 2019
Career Development training rounded out the conference highlighted Time Management Solutions with facilitators Lydia A. Shrier, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Senior Associate in Medicine, Division of Adolescent/Youth Adult Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Judith Zola, MBA Director, Organizational Learning and Performance Development Boston Children’s Hospital. Participants left with tools used to evaluate their current focus and use of time to improve their productivity by minimizing low-value activities; mindfully plan each day’s activities using their chosen prioritization technique and scheduling system; and apply proven productivity habits to leverage their time and focus for maximum impact to their performance.