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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jones. C. (2000) Levels of Racism: A Theoretic Framework and a Gardener’s Tale. American Journal of Public Health 90, No. 8.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Williams, D. (2001). Racial Residential Segregation: A Fundamental Cause of Racial Disparities in Health. Public Health Reports. 116.
  • Williams, D. (2008). Racial/Ethnic Discrimination and Health: Findings From Community Studies. Racism and Health.
  • Williams, D. (2002). Racial/Ethnic Variations in Women’s Health: The Social Embeddedness of Health. American Journal of Public Health. 92. No. 4.
  • 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
  • Integrated Approaches to Improve Birth Outcomes: Perinatal Periods of Risk, Infant Mortality Review, and the Los Angeles Mommy and Baby Project
  • LA Health-Healthy Women, Healthy Children Special Report
  • Wallerstein, N. (2011). Integration of Social Epidemiology and Community-Engaged Interventions to Improve Health Equity. American Journal of Public Health. Retrieved from
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