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What is IAWH Journal Club?
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The IAWH Journal Club is an educational meeting in which students from colleges and universities primarily in the Washington, DC region, members of the public, and seasoned researchers gather to discuss published, peer-reviewed articles to keep themselves abreast of new knowledge, promote awareness of current research findings, and explore future research topics.

Journal Club is an opportunity to teach younger and newer public health and medical students to critique and appraise research, and encourage them to utilize evidence-based research. It is also an opportunity to challenge implicit gender and racial biases in research and the delivery of health care. 


Learning objectives of Journal Club include, but are not limited to:

  • Improve critical appraisal and interpretation skills and increase interaction with others in the field of public health and medicine.

  • Challenge tradition, push on the conventional boundaries.

  • Identify and overcome over-reliance on ingrained racial stereotypes and implicit biases in public health and medicine.

  • Keep up-to-date with recently published literature.

  • Identify related and supporting research.

  • Integrate new knowledge into practice or future research.

  • Learn and maintain good reading habits.

November Topic:

How Implicit Bias Contributes to Racial Disparities in Maternal Morbidity and Mortality in the United States

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 4:00 p.m. ET.

Saluja B, Bryant Z. How Implicit Bias Contributes to Racial Disparities in Maternal Morbidity and Mortality in the United States. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2021 Feb;30(2):270-273. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2020.8874. Epub 2020 Nov 25. PMID: 33237843.



  • Adira Brenner, American University, Washington, DC

  • Bani Saluja, PhD Candidate and Graduate Assistant at University of Maryland

  • Zenobia Bryant, PhD., Founder and CEO of Black Health Black Wealth

Future Topics :

  • Perinatal use of Cannabis

  • Maternal Mortality Trends in African American Women

  • Women’s Health and Climate Change

  • Sex Differences in Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Mortality Trends of Transgender Women

  • Intimate Partner Violence

  • Military Women’s Health

  • Sex Differences in COVID-19 outcomes

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