Prevention of Maternal Morbidity, Mortality, and Disparities

Maternal Health Awareness Day 2023

Newark, New Jersey & Virtual | Jan 25, 2023


Wednesday, January 25, 2023

  • 2:50 - 3:05 pm
    Mark Einstein, MD

    Professor and Chair
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Health

  • 3:05 - 3:15 pm
    Mary Maples, Esq.

    Interim President & CEO
    University Hospital


  • 3:15 - 3:20 pm
    Tammy Snyder Murphy, First Lady, State of New Jersey
  • 3:20 - 3:35 pm
    National Priorities for Maternal Health Care: Honorable Cory Booker, United States Senator, State of New Jersey



  • 3:35 - 4:05 pm
    Dissecting Maternal Health and Creating Equity: What it means to practice and give respectful care

    Damali Campbell Oparaji, MD 
    Associate Professor 
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Health Rutgers New Jersey Medical School 
    Chair, Maternal Mortality Review Committee 
    President of New Jersey Medical Association 
    Region 1 Representative for Board of the National Medical Association 


  • 4:05 - 5:00 pm
    Reconsidering the Role of Race in Maternal Mental Health: Iffaith Hoskins, MD; President, ACOG

    Panel Discussion led by: 
    Lisa Gittens-Williams, MD 
    Professor and Director of Obstetrical Services