Research on the Structural Racism, Social Injustice and Health Disparities in Maternal and Child Health Pilot Awards

"Learning language is a critical part of child development, and early language learning sets the stage for future academic achievement. But the tools we use for measuring early language haven't been validated with diverse families in the US, which can lead to problematic mis- or over-identification of children from diverse racial and ethnic groups as having speech and language issues. With support from MCHRI, the aim of our project is to begin this validation process so as to make the tools for measuring early language more equitable." 

Michael C. Frank, PhD, Associate Professor, Psychology 

FY 2021 Awards

Natali Aziz, MD, MS
Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology (Maternal-Fetal Medicine)
Study Title: COVID-19 Household Transmission and Social Determinants of Health in Pregnancy

Erica Pasciullo Cahill, MD, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology (Gynecology & Family Planning)
Study Title: Patient Evaluation of an Anti-Racism Perinatal Tool

R. Sharon Chinthrajah, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Study Title: Improving Racial Diversity in our Food Allergy Programs

Michael C. Frank, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychology
Study Title: Measuring Children's Early Vocabulary Using Large Scale Data from Diverse Families

Priya Prahalad, MD, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics (Endocrinology and Diabetes)
Study Title: Telehealth Delivery to Change the Paradigm of Care Delivery in Children with Type 1 Diabetes