Invited Speaker Series: James W. Collins, MD, MPH
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
The Social Determinants of the Racial Disparity in Adverse Birth Outcomes: Zip Code Eclipses Genetic Code
James W. Collins, MD, MPH, earned his bachelor and doctor of medicine degrees from the University of Michigan and his master of public health degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He’s a professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is the medical director of the neonatal intensive care unit and the associate director of the pediatric residency program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He has authored numerous research articles and is a frequent lecturer on issues related to racial and ethnic group disparities in adverse birth outcomes. Dr. Collins has received several awards for his research, teaching, and leadership in maternal and infant health, including the March of Dimes Jonas Salk Health Leadership Award, Research Honoree and the Duane Alexander Award for Academic Leadership in Perinatal Medicine from the National Institute of Child Health and Development. He’s also a member of several advisory groups addressing the social determinants of infant outcome.
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