"I see inequity wherever it exists, call it by name, and work to eliminate it. I vow to create a better earth!"
- Dr. Shalon Irving

The Fierce Urgency of Now: A SPecial Johns Hopkins Symposium

Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Shalon M. Irving and Advancing the National Agenda to Eliminate Racial Disparities in Maternal Health


Dr. Shalon M. Irving dedicated her life to understanding how structural inequality, trauma, and violence affect health over a lifetime. She passed away in 2017, just three weeks after giving birth, calling national attention to disproportionately high rates of maternal mortality among Black women.

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