Montminy-Danna to discuss sabbatical research on maternal health
Dr. Mary Montminy-Danna, associate professor in the Department of Social Work, will present her sabbatical research on the maternal health policies in three countries during an upcoming library presentation.
“Conversations about Maternal Health Care Policy in Belize, Ireland and the United States” will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, April 18 on the first floor of the McKillop Library.
Worldwide, women and children are especially susceptible to social, economic and political systems, and together make up the largest percentage of the poor. Protections for women and children in the form of policy and programming can vastly improve the quality of their lives. Montminy-Danna will discuss the strengths and challenges that each country faces and what can be learned from each country’s approach to maternal health policy to improve outcomes for both mother and child.
Montminy-Danna holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Massachusetts Boston, an M.S. in counseling from Northeastern University, an M.S.W. from Boston University and a Ph.D. in social work from Boston College.