In today’s podcast, Dara and Esther are joined by Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Detroit’s Health Commissioner and graduate of the Kings County EM residency. Dr. Khaldun leads Detroit’s health agenda focusing on eliminating intergenerational poverty through results-oriented, collaborative partnerships that focus on the resilience and strength of Detroiters.  One of her main areas of focus is reduction in maternal and infant mortality, an issue disproportionately affection women of color. 

They discuss a recent article from NPR on why black mothers keep dying after giving birth and another by Esther on how bias affects black and brown mothers in the delivery room.