Monica McLemore, RN, MPH, PhD, is focused on understanding the factors that influence the health, wellbeing and livelihood of low-income and women of color who I am fortunate enough to serve clinically at Zuckerberg San Francisco General. Using the intersectional human rights middle range theory called reproductive Justice (RJ), enables me to design rigorous studies that answer novel and complex research questions because RJ is simultaneously a theory, practice and a strategy that is grounded in four principles. Simply put, RJ posits that every person has the right to decide if and when to become pregnant and to determine the conditions under which they will birth. Next, every person has the right to decide they will not become pregnant or have a baby and options for preventing or ending pregnancy are accessible and available. Third, individuals have the right parent children they already have with dignity and has the necessary social supports in safe environments and health communities without fear of violence from individuals or the government. Finally, individuals have the right to disassociate sex from reproduction and that health sexuality and pleasure are essential components to whole and full human life.
January 4, 2021
Chambers BD Arega HA Arabia SE Taylor B Barron R Gates B Scruggs-Leach L Scott KA McLemore MR. Black women’s perspectives on structural racism across the reproductive lifespan: A conceptual framework for measurement development. January 2021. Maternal and Child Health Journal, [Epub ahead of print].
November 24, 2020
Black Women Scholars and the Research Working Group of the Black Mamas Matter Alliance. Black maternal health research re-envisioned: Best practices for the conduct of research with, for, and by black mamas. November 2020. Harvard Law and Policy Review, 14;393-415.
November 12, 2020
Crear-Perry J Correa-de-Araujo R Johnson TL McLemore MR Neilson E Wallace M. Social and structural determinants of health inequities in maternal health. November 2020. Journal of Women's Health, jwh.2020.8882.
October 16, 2020
Trainor L Frickberg-Middleton E McLemore MR Franck L. Mexican-Born women’s experiences of perinatal care in the United States. October 2020. Journal of Patient Experience, doi:10.1177/2374373520966818.
October 9, 2020
McLemore MR Berkowitz R Oltman SP Baer RJ Franck L Fuchs J Karasek D Kuppermann M Mckenzie-Simpson S Melbourne D Taylor B Williams S Rand L Chambers BD Scott K Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL. Risk and protective factors for preterm birth among black women in Oakland, California. October 2020. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, s40615-020-00889-2.
October 6, 2020
Scott KA Chambers BD Baer RJ Ryckman KK McLemore MR Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL. Preterm birth and nativity among Black women with gestational diabetes in California, 2013-2017: a population-based retrospective cohort study. October 2020. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 20(1):593.