Meet the Authors: Maternal Experiences with Everyday Discrimination and Infant Birth Weight: A test of Mediators and Moderators among Young, Urban Women of Color


Lisa Rosenthal, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, Pace University

Valerie Earnshaw, PhD

Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Associate Scientific Researcher, Division of General Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital

Summary of Session Goals:

1. Describe the link between women’s experiences with discrimination in pregnancy with infant birth weight through the mechanism of depressive symptoms. 2. Describe patterns of change across pregnancy and postpartum in women’s experiences with discrimination, and consequences for mental health.

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand consequences of pregnant women’s experiences of discrimination for birth 2. Understand consequences of pregnant women’s experiences of discrimination for mental health. 3.Understand the role of discrimination, including intersectional discrimination, in existing mental and physical health disparities


The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science, The New York Academy of Sciences


Tuesday, May 24th, 2016, 12:00 – 2:30 PM EST

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