M.OT.H.E.R Lab Policy Toolkit

Maternal Outcomes for Translational Health Equity Research (M.O.T.H.E.R.) Lab


The BMMTufts marketing team developed policy content that reflects on the Black maternal health policies of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Learn how the history of Chattel Slavery, structural racism, and medical experiments on Black enslaved women contribute to today’s representation of Black women, Black maternal health policy, implicit bias in healthcare practices, and Black women’s mis/distrust in healthcare.

Policy Posts


Lane, R. (2021). Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha: advancing maternal health justice. The Lancet397(10274), 571. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0140-6736(21)00300-7

Owens, D. C., & Fett, S. M. (2019). Black Maternal and Infant Health: Historical Legacies of Slavery. American journal of public health, 109(10), 1342–1345.

Taylor, J. K. (2020). Structural Racism and Maternal Health Among Black Women. The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 48(3), 506–517.