Health Equity Research Network on Disparities in Maternal-Infant Health Outcomes Semi-Annual Network Meeting

March 2 – 3, 2023
The American Heart Association Semi-Annual HERN MIH Meeting
The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Coordinating Center Team


Meeting Information Packet (PDF file)


Thursday, March 2, 2023

Thurs, March 2 P3 EQUATE: Community Engagement Activities
4:00pm – 6:00pm Community Engagement Activity and Keynote Speaker
West Pavilion Conference Center: (Room E)
615 18th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stephanie Baker
Facilitator: Alexis “Lexy” Roberts

Time: Description:
4:00pm – 6:00pm Topics:
  1. Community Engagement in Research
  2. Cultural Humility vs Cultural Competence
  3. CBPR Approach and Community Engagement Spectrum
Interactive Sessions
6:00pm – 6:45pm [Transition to dinner]
Shuttles will be available outside of Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium to take guests to Thomas Jefferson Tower

Dinner, networking, and music
Musical Guest: Emerald Empire Band

Thurs, March 2 P3 EQUATE Network Dinner
Thomas Jefferson Tower
(2nd Floor – Ballroom) 1623 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  Valet Parking available at Thomas Jefferson Tower
6:00pm – 6:45pm Guests arrive at Thomas Jefferson Tower
7:00pm – 10:00pm Dinner
Mingle, debrief, network, dance
10:00pm – 11:00pm Guests depart
(9:00pm – 11:00pm) Shuttles will be available outside of Thomas Jefferson Tower

Thursday, March 3, 2023

  P3 EQUATE Meeting
Date and Time Friday, March 3, 2023: 7:00am – 3:15pm
Location P3 EQUATE Network Meeting
Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium (MCSA)
620 19th Street S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: Description:  
7:00am – 7:50am Check-in/Breakfast  
  UAB, CC, and AHA Introductions Presenter(s)
8:00am – 8:07am Welcome to UAB Anupam Agarwal, MD
Senior Vice President for Medicine
Dean, Heersink School of Medicine

Warner Huh, MD
Department Chair, OB/GYN

Alan Tita, MD, PhD
P3 EQUATE Clinical Coordinating
Center Principal Investigator
8:05am – 8:15am American Heart Association
Oversight Advisory Committee
Allie Tomlinson, MA
Mrs. Carrie Patton
Hedwige Saint-Louis, MD
Dominique Williams, MD
  Project Presentations
(10 min presentations + 5min Q&A)
8:15am – 8:30am DREAM: Dismantling Structural Racism to Promote EquitAble Maternal Health Outcomes Kiarri Kershaw, PhD
Principal Investigator
Northwestern University
8:30am – 8:45am BELIEVE: Building Equitable Linkages with Interprofessional Education Valuing Everyone Alison Stuebe, MD
Principal Investigator
UNC Chapel Hill
8:45am – 9:00am IMPACT P3: Implementation and Evaluation of a Perinatal CV Risk Assessment Tool to Improve Maternal and Infant Health During Pregnancy, Peripartum, & Postpartum Lisa Levine, MD
Principal Investigator
Abike James, MD
Co-Principal Investigator
University of Pennsylvania
9:00am – 9:15am BETTER: Better birth outcomes and Experiences Through Technology, Education, and Reporting Ann McAlearney, ScD
Principal Investigator
Ohio State University
9:15am – 9:30am P3OPPY: Providing an Optimized & emPowered Pregnancy for You Rachel Sinkey, MD
Principal Investigator
University of Alabama at Birmingham
9:30am – 9:45am General Q&A  
9:45am – 10:00am Break  
  Core Presentations Core Presentations
10:00am – 10:10am Social Determinants of Health Elizabeth Howell, MD
Core Leader
University of Pennsylvania

Kristin Tully, PhD
Core Member
UNC Chapel Hill
10:10am – 10:20am Community Engagement Melissa Simon, MD
Core Leader
Northwestern University
10:20am – 10:30am HBCU Engagement Janiya Williams, IBCLC, CLC
North Carolina A&T
10:30am – 10:40am Training William Grobman, MD
Core Member
Ohio State University
10:40am – 10:50am Interventions and Outcomes Alison Stuebe, MD
Core Leader
UNC Chapel Hill
10:50am – 11:00am Methods, Data Analysis, and Implementation Jeff Szychowski, PhD
Core Leader
University of Alabama at Birmingham
11:00am – 11:40am Advisory Board Session Advisory Board Members
(In-person and virtual)
11:40am – 12:00pm Break  
12:00pm – 12:50pm Lunch and Networking  
Time: Core Breakout Location:
1:00pm – 2:00pm Interventions and Outcomes MCSA
1:00pm – 2:00pm Methods, Data Analysis, and Implementation WP: Conference Room A
1:00pm – 2:00pm Social Determinants of Health WP: Conference Room B
1:00pm – 2:00pm Community Engagement WP: Conference Room D
1:00pm – 2:00pm Training At core members’ discretion
2:00pm – 3:00pm Core Updates from breakouts
AHA Announcements
Next Steps
3:00pm – 3:15pm Adjourn