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Katherine Semrau


Director of the BetterBirth Program

Dr. Semrau oversees the research and execution of the BetterBirth Program which aims to improve the quality of care, minimize complications, and end the preventable deaths of women and newborns through effective implementation of evidence-based, scalable solutions at the frontline of care. She is an assistant professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an associate epidemiologist at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the Division of Global Health Equity. Dr. Semrau has over 19 years of experience in the fields of maternal, newborn and child health, and epidemiology. Her research has focused on prevention of maternal and child mortality, improvement of quality of care, and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

Areas of expertise:
Community mitigation
Global response
Historical context of pandemics

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