In A Nutshell
Researcher and OBGYN Elizabeth Howell is working to address maternal mortality in America, which has the highest rate of deaths for new mothers of any developed country.
Elizabeth Howell is committed to improving the health and well-being of women. An expert in quality of care and racial and ethnic disparities in maternal and child health, Elizabeth's research focuses on postpartum depression and its impact on underserved communities, as well as the intersection between quality of care and disparities in maternal and infant mortality and morbidity. She has conducted extensive research on maternal morbidity and mortality in New York City and the shockingly prevalent racial and ethnic disparities that exist. Elizabeth is a professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. As the founding Director of the Blavatnik Family Women’s Health Research Institute at Mount Sinai, Elizabeth is building a competitive research program that advances the science of women’s health across the life span. She has served on several expert committees for organizations including the National Academy of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, the Joint Commission, and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
“Site of delivery contribution to black-white severe maternal morbidity disparity.” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2016.
“Black-white differences in severe maternal morbidity and site of care.” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2016.