As a dual-degree MD and Master of Public Policy student, I was excited for this opportunity to combine both my fields through the Health Equity Challenge. I aspire to become an obstetrician/gynecologist and to work with vulnerable patient populations, which prompted me to center my proposal around disparities in perinatal depression.
I’m Angelica! I’m one of the winners of the 2022 Health Equity Challenge for my project titled “Step Up, Stand Down: Developing a Mental Health De-Escalation Toolkit for Providers” in partnership with the Charles R. Drew University. I am in my fourth and final year of medical school with the Charles
Failure to inform or consent for procedures. Being mocked by a provider during labor. Unwanted sterilization. These were just some of the negative maternal health care experiences described by immigrant women in a study I worked with as a student. Particularly for Latina women, these experiences are too common: a California