• Keisha Bentley-Edwards, PhD

New Faculty Award from IBM

Can I tell you how thrilled I was to be nominated, and then over the moon to be a recipient of the IBM 2021 Global University Program Academic Award. Over the next year, I will gather a team to examine how risk and protective factors interact to produce Black infant and maternal health outcomes. The project is titled, Protective for Whom: Centering Black Infant & Maternal Health in Understanding Social Determinants. I hope that this research will help us understand what helps Black women, and under what conditions. When we know better, we can do right by Black mothers and their children.

Black woman in floral dress holding her belly while standing in a field of small purple flowers.
Black pregnant woman holding her belly


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