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  1. Diversity and Disparities Advisory Group, the Group on Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee, and colleagues within the AAMC. (2009) Addressing Racial Disparities in Health Care: A Targeted Action Plan for Academic Medical Centers. Association of American Colleges Tomorrow's Doctors, Tomorrow's Cures. Washington DC. Diversity Policy and Programs. Retrieved from
  2. Alio, A. et al. (2010) Assessing the Impact of Paternal Involvement on Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Infant Mortality Rates, Journal Community Health. doi: 10.1007/s10900-010-9280-3 Behind International Rankings of Infant Mortality: How the US compares with Europe
  3. Braveman, P. et al. (2001). Measuring Socioeconomic Status/Position in Studies of Racial/Ethnic Disparities: Maternal and Infant Health. San Francisco, California. Public Health Reports.
  4. Dietz al. (2010) Infant Morbidity and Mortality Attributable to Prenatal Smoking in the U.S.American Journal Preventative Medicine, 39(1):45–5. Retrieved from
  5. Dominguez, T. (2008). Race, Racism, and Racial Disparities in Adverse Birth. Outcomes. Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology. 51, Number 2, 360–370. Los Angeles, California. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  6. Dominguez, T. et al. (2008). Racial Differences in Birth Outcomes: The Role of General, Pregnancy, and Racism Stress. Los Angeles. Health Psychology. Vol. 27, No. 2, 194–203. doi: 10.1037/0278-6133.27.2.194.
  7. Dominguez, T. et al. (2009). Differences in the self-reported racism experiences of US-born and foreign-born. Black pregnant women. Los Angeles. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.03.022.
  8. Jackson, F. (2005) The Courage to Love: Infant Mortality Commission. Race, Stress, and Social Support: Addressing the Crisis in Black Infant Mortality. Washington DC. Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Health Policy Institute.
  9. Jones. C. (2000) Levels of Racism: A Theoretic Framework and a Gardener’s Tale. American Journal of Public Health 90, No. 8.
  10. Jones, L. et al (2009) Community-Partnered Participatory Research: How We Can Work Together to Improve Community Health, Ethnicity & Disease,19 Supplemental 6; S6-1–S6-2.
  11. Lu, M. et al. (2003). Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Birth Outcomes: A Life-Course Perspective. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 7, No. 1. Los Angeles. doi: 1092-7875/03/0300-0013/0.
  12. MacDorman, M. et al. (2009). Behind International Rankings of Infant Mortality: How the United States Compares with Europe. NCHS Data Brief. no 23. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics.
  13. Roby, D. et al. (2009). African Americans in Commercial HMOs More Likely to Delay Prescription Drugs and Use the Emergency Room. UCLA Health Policy Research Brief. Los Angeles, California. A Publication of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
  14. Williams, D. (2001). Racial Residential Segregation: A Fundamental Cause of Racial Disparities in Health. Public Health Reports. 116.
  15. Williams, D. (2008). Racial/Ethnic Discrimination and Health: Findings From Community Studies. Racism and Health.
  16. Williams, D. (2002). Racial/Ethnic Variations in Women’s Health: The Social Embeddedness of Health. American Journal of Public Health. 92. No. 4.
  17. Yoon, R. et al (2010) Qualitative Analysis of Beliefs and Perceptions about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in African-American Mothers: Implications for Safe Sleep Recommendations. Journal of Pediatrics, 157 No. 1. Retrieved from
  18. Integrated Approaches to Improve Birth Outcomes: Perinatal Periods of Risk, Infant Mortality Review, and the Los Angeles Mommy and Baby Project
  19. LA Health-Healthy Women, Healthy Children Special Report
  20. Wallerstein, N. (2011). Integration of Social Epidemiology and Community-Engaged Interventions to Improve Health Equity. American Journal of Public Health. Retrieved from