Katherine J. Gold MD MSW MS is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan. She has served as the Medical Director for the Luke Clinic (providing free prenatal, postpartum, and infant care in Detroit) for three years. She is board certified in family medicine, holds Masters Degrees in both Social Work and in Health and Health Services Research, and has completed two research training fellowships on health services research and on women’s health. Dr. Gold’s research focuses on the prevention of stillbirth, perinatal bereavement, maternal mental health, racial disparities in health, and mental health in special populations. She served as Chair of the International Stillbirth Alliance from 2017-2019 and completed a fellowship through the National Academy of Medicine. She has more than 70 publications and speaks nationally and internationally on her research.
The presentation shares the unique rationale and outcomes of The Luke Project 52 Clinic. Understanding the many factors affecting infant mortality the medical staff focuses on the issue of intermediate or inadequate prenatal care while the auxiliary staff and volunteers operate a free diaper, food, and clothing bank, a childcare room, and transportation program while […]