Doctors Elaine Duryea, David Nelson, and Catherine Spong are working to improve postpartum health outcomes for low-income women of color. [Photos: UTSW]
“The concept and design of this study were inspired by the treatment dilemmas that clinical providers at UT Southwestern and Parkland Health face on a daily basis.”
Dr. Elaine Duryea
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Oynecology and Medical Director of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Clinic at Parkland Health
.…on a collaborative UT Southwestern-Parkland Health study
Dr. Duryea (above left with Dr. David Nelson, and Dr. Catherine Spong) is one of the principal investigators of a UT Southwestern-Parkland Health study focused on patients at high risk for postpartum complications during the first six weeks after delivery.
UT Southwestern researchers have secured $18 million in funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to improve postpartum health outcomes among primarily low-income Black and Hispanic women.
“The study will determine the best way to use technology to improve access to maternal health care and decrease complications after birth,” Duryea said in a statement.
Duryea will work with principal investigator Dr. David B. Nelson—an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, division chief of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at UT Southwestern, and medical director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Parkland Health—to build on knowledge from existing UT Southwestern and Parkland programs that aim to reduce high mortality rates among new mothers in southern Dallas County.
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