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Innovation in Systems of Postpartum Care

With other BELIEVE collaborators, Dr. Gibson published a chapter on the many social factors that contribute to good postpartum care in The Practical Playbook III: Working Together to Improve Maternal Health. You can find the collected volume here.

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Building connections, crucial conversations & cross-cultural relationships – Twanna Hodge’s chapter on cultural humility in libraries

Twanna Hodge recently coauthored a chapter with Xan Goodman on how librarians can practice cultural humility and address diversity and inclusion issues within libraries and their wider community. The collected volume, Cultural Humility in Libraries: A Call to Action and Strategies for Success can be found here.

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Birth Journeys: Facilitators and barriers to reproductive healthcare

Dr. Amelia Gibson recently coauthored a paper in the International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics on how engineering models for patient safety in healthcare need to better reflect patient needs and to consider social determinants of health. You can read the article here.

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Cultural humility and workplace wellness: Twanna Hodge writes on DEI in libraries

For a chapter in Fostering Wellness in the Workplace, titled “How Cultural Humility, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Are Essential to Workplace Wellness,” Twanna Hodge analyzes the limits of “cultural competency.” The volume, and Hodge’s chapter, are praised in a recent International Journal of Information, Diversity, and Inclusion book review, which can be found here.

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Epistemic Justice, Communities, and Care: CEDI panel on communities in higher-ed

On March 4, Dr. Amelia Gibson moderated a panel on research that centers epistemic justice and consideration for communities and how universities themselves can be a site of epistemic justice (or harm). The panel abstract is here.

The problem with “most people”: Racism and ableism in U.S. COVID-19 public health communication

Dr. Gibson’s coauthored article in the The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science discusses how U.S. public-health communicators have failed to adjust public information efforts to serve marginalized communities during the Covid-19 pandemic. You can read the article here.

Rural teachers, well-being, and COVID-19 related stress – Dr. Garland McKinney co-authors a new publication in The Rural Educator

Dr. Garland McKinney’s recent publication, Rural Teachers’ Burnout, Well-Being, and COVID-19 Related Stress During the Pandemic, explores rural teachers’ accounts of COVID-19 concerns, stress symptoms, and well-being. Check the article out here.

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Health Care Barriers: Screening and Referral for Social Determinants of Health in Maternity Care

A Q&A with INFO Associate Professor Dr. Amelia Gibson was published in the iSchool News in July 2023. Read to learn more about a recent study about screening and referral for SDoH in maternity care and health equity in maternal health care. Read it here.

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“We Belong Here” – Twanna Hodge talks about APA 2023

Ph.D. Student Twanna Hodge talks about her experience as a first-time attendee at this year’s American Psychological Association Convention! Read more here!

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Dr. Jasmine Garland McKinney talks assessment of stress and anxiety in pregnancy on the AARC Podcast

Dr. Garland McKinney talks about her work developing the Prepartum Form for Evaluating Race-Related Psychological Stressors (PP-FERRPS), which assesses race-related stressors faced by Black pregnant women that may contribute to anxiety and depression related symptoms. Listen to the episode here.