IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


VIRTUAL EVENT: Structural racism, redlining, and preterm birth in New York City

06 October 2020, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

New York City. Image: Nout Gons from Pexels

In this webinar, Dr Mary Huynh will provide a brief overview of the history of redlining and its potential effect on preterm birth.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to







Dr Jenny Woodman

To register, email Jenny Woodman at least two days before the event to receive detailed joining instructions.

Dr Huynh will discuss a recent study examining the effect of redlining on current day preterm birth rates in New York City. 

The study looked into births that occurred between 2013-2017 and that were linked to US Census data and historical redlining map data. Results indicated that historical redlining was associated with preterm birth but the inclusion of racialized economic segregation weakened the relationship. 

This is an interactive webinar, with a presentation followed by a question and answer style discussion. 


Please email Dr Jenny Woodman at least two days before the event to receive detailed joining instructions. 

TCRU seminar series

The Thomas Coram Research Unit (TCRU) hosts a weekly seminar series, where invited speakers present work of relevance to the research interests of the unit.


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About the Speaker

Dr Mary Huynh PHD

Director at The Office of Vital Statistics, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH)

Dr Huynh manages a team of analysts and administrative staff whose duties include preparing birth and mortality data for analysis, publishing an annual report, conducting research and producing peer-reviewed manuscripts, and collaborating with internal and external researchers. 

Prior to joining the NYC DOHMH, Dr. Huynh was an assistant professor at Lehman College, The City University of New York (CUNY) and the CUNY School of Public Health. 

Dr. Huynh’s research interests include assessing the impact of structural racism on birth outcomes, investigating trends in birth rates and adverse birth outcomes, and evaluating the effect of health policies on birth outcomes.