Study to examine the effect of police violence on the birth outcomes for Black infants

Minnesota Population Center member and University of Minnesota School of Public Health Associate Professor Rachel Hardeman has launched a five-year study to investigate the association between a specific, pervasive form of structural racism — racialized police violence — and the occurrence of preterm birth (PTB) and low birth weight (LBW) among Black infants. 

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2018 Outstanding Unit Award For Equity And Diversity Recipient

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Kumi Smith

Kumi Smith is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health and Director of the HIV/STI Intervention and Prevention Studies. Smith studies HIV and STI epidemiology, particularly in resource limited settings.

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