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I enjoy working with the media to disseminate findings and tell the stories of how research intersects with policies and with people's lives.  My research has been covered by excellent reporters in multiple media outlets, including feature stories by the New York Times, Washington Post, National Public Radio, Wall Street Journal, US News & World Report, and the Huffington Post. These media stories, commentaries, and podcasts have generated dialogue, interest and policy action at local, state, and national levels.


Minneapolis Star Tribune editorial. A pioneering office to aid Indian health. 6/1/24
Minnesota Public Radio. In money-saving move, Mahnomen hospital shutters inpatient beds, keeps outpatient and emergency care. 5/1/24
KARE-11 TV, Twin Cities. After New Prague labor ward closure, lawmakers plan to introduce bill to prevent something similar. 2/9/24
KARE 11-TV, Twin Cities. Mayo Clinic addresses closing its New Prague labor ward as pattern persists across greater Minnesota. 2/7/24
Minneapolis Star Tribune editorial. Worthy battle to keep hospital birth care. 2/4/24
Minnesota Public Radio. Two rural Minnesota labor wards are on the brink of closure. 1/30/24
Minneapolis Star Tribune. Fosston mayor says city will take back hospital if Essentia halts baby deliveries. 1/30/24
KSTP-TV. Fosston Hospital cuts labor and delivery unit, part of concerning pattern in rural Minnesota. 1/24/24
Minnesota Reformer. Giving birth in rural Minnesota? Be prepared for a long drive. 1/24/24
Hartford Courant. Windham Hospital is ending labor and delivery services. Here’s what to know about the closure. 12/11/24
The New York Times. For Black Mothers, Birthing Centers, Once a Refuge, Become a Battleground. 9/30/23
The Wall Street Journal. Hospitals Shutter Maternity Wards Amid Falling Birthrates. 8/10/23
Hartford Courant. Three CT hospitals seek to close labor and delivery units. Here are arguments for and against. 7/15/23
CNN. Maternity units are closing across America, forcing expectant mothers to hit the road. 4/7/23.
National Journal. In Indian Country, a crisis of maternal health festers. 3/24/23.
MuckRock. New CDC and state data shows how the COVID-19 pandemic led to a startling rise in maternal deaths. 3/8/23.
The New York Times. Rural Hospitals Are Shuttering Their Maternity Units. 2/26/23.
USA Today. 'Time to sound the alarm': Surge in babies born with syphilis draws attention to lack of care. 2/13/23.
The New York Times. As Hospitals Close Children’s Units, Where Does That Leave Lachlan? 10/11/22.
USA Today. Inequities in maternal health access are not new. They have deep roots in history. 8/16/22.
USA Today. Rural Native Americans suffer amid lack of maternal health care access. 8/11/22.
VOX. Maternity wards are shuttering across the US during the pandemic. 3/7/22.
CNN. Harris to mark Maternal Health Day of Action at White House summit. 12/7/21.
KHN. How Low Can They Go? Rural Hospitals Weigh Keeping Obstetric Units When Births Decline. 11/12/21.
Modern Healthcare. Rural hospitals weigh keeping obstetric units. 11/10/21.
Minnesota Ag Connection. University of Minnesota Profs Eye a Plan Toward Rural Health Equity. 8/18/21.
USA Today. New research finds dramatic growth in suicidal thoughts and self-harm during and after pregnancy. 11/20/20.
CBS News. How Black doulas are fighting maternal mortality. 9/14/20.
The 19th. In Harris VP pick, maternal health experts see a new ally. 8/13/20.
VOX. America is failing Black moms during the pandemic. 8/10/20.
The 19th. Democrats focus new legislation on the pandemic's effect on maternal mortality. 8/10/20.
New York Times. How to Keep Pumping When You Return to Work. 4/17/20.
KMSP-TV. River Falls Area Hospital closing birthing center amid decline in birth rate. 4/17/20.
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