Closing knowledge gaps in the way of healthy pregnancy

How digital technologies can break down barriers

Advancing maternal health with digital technologies

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022 | 1:00 pm PT/4:00 pm ET
Tolúwalàṣé Ajayi

Every pregnancy is unique, yet little is known about the individual characteristics that contribute to healthy pregnancies. These knowledge gaps have tragic consequences. Over the past few decades, the United States has seen a rise in maternal morbidity and mortality, with Black mothers bearing the brunt of the health burden. In her Front Row lecture, Scripps Research assistant professor Tolúwalàṣé Ajayi will discuss how digital technologies such as fitness trackers and mobile phone applications can help break down barriers related to clinical trial participation, empower participants with useful personalized health data and reduce disparities.