Virtual Event: “Left Behind: The Influence of Medicaid Policy Exclusions Towards Immigrants on Maternal Health”
Maternal and Child Health Program Virtual Brown Bag
Guest Speaker: Teresa Janevic, PhD MPH
Associate Director, Blavatnik Family Women’s Health Research Institute
Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science
Associate Professor of Population Health Science & Policy
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Join us on Wednesday, September 22 from 2-3 p.m. for our first virtual MCH Brown Bag of the 2021-2022 academic year!
Medicaid expansion has been associated with improvements in maternal health care utilization and health outcomes. However, immigrant birthing individuals face exclusions to Medicaid eligibility and therefore may not benefit equally. The objective of this talk is to present mixed methods research exploring this issue, using U.S. natality data from 2010-2019 and in-depth interviews with key policy informants.
Our presenter, Dr. Teresa Janevic, is a perinatal epidemiologist who studies maternal and child health equity in the Departments of Population Health Science and Policy, and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science, at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She obtained her MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from University of California, Berkeley, and PhD in Epidemiology from Columbia University, then was Asst. Professor of Epidemiology at Rutgers University School of Public Health, which she founded the first foundational Maternal and Child Health curriculum. She currently serves as Associate Director of the Blavatnik Family Women’s Health Research Institute. Dr. Janevic studies the influence of social factors including policy, racism, and psychosocial stress on health care quality and health outcomes of women and infants. One focus of her work is to challenge the paradigm of the “healthy immigrant”, to identify ways in which social determinants of health erode the life course health of immigrants in the US.