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  • Study: COVID-19 policies harmed minority women's perinatal experiences, magnified inequities

    Researchers Karen Tabb Dina, B. Andi Lee, Tuyet-Mai Ha Hoang and Kaylee Lukacena

    Social work professors Karen Tabb Dina and Tuyet-Mai (Mai) Ha Hoang co-wrote a study about the challenges experienced by women of color who were pregnant or gave birth during the pandemic. The team, from left: Tabb Dina, doctoral candidate B. Andi Lee, Hoang and Kaylee Lukacena, a research development manager with the Center for Social and Behavioral Science.

    Photo by Fred Zwicky


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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Tuyet-Mai (Mai) Ha Hoang, call 217-300-2611; email

    To reach Karen Tabb Dina, call 217-300-0200; email

    The paper “Navigating pregnancy and the healthcare system during COVID-19: A qualitative study with perinatal women of color” is available online or from the News Bureau

    DOI: 10.3390/ijerph192013698