Posts by Allison S. Bryant Mantha, MD, MPH
Review: Achieving Equity in Telemedicine in Obstetrics
Allison S. Bryant, MD, MPH, and Mark A. Clapp, MD, MPH, note that while lack of broadband access is a key impediment to telehealth, clinicians can address other barriers, including patient dissatisfaction, distrust, and fears, that are greater in certain communities and patient populations than others.
Recommendations for Conducting Health Equity Morbidity and Mortality Conferences
Allison S. Bryant, MD, MPH, and Erin Bradley, MD, of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and colleagues from four other academic medical centers, outline 10 recommendations for implementing successful health equity morbidity and mortality conferences.
Pursuing and Practicing Health Equity in OB/GYN Care
In this video, Allison S. Bryant, MD, MPH, vice chair of quality, equity and safety in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses how the department is integrating practices and training to increase equity in patient care—locally and on a regional and national level.
Mass General Department of OB/GYN Develops and Executes Three-Pronged Diversity Strategy
The Mass General OB/GYN department has begun a three-year plan addressing diversity, equity and inclusion issues affecting work environment and patient care.
Outpatient Expectant Management of Term PROM Has Mixed Results
Outpatient expectant management of prelabor rupture of membranes (PROM) at term is associated with longer intervals between PROM and delivery, but shorter intervals between admission and delivery.
Some African-American Women Not Aware of Future Risk After Preterm Birth
Some African-American women interviewed in focus groups said they had not heard or read about the potential developmental consequences of preterm birth or what to expect in future pregnancies.
Patient and Family Preferences Strongly Influence Decisions About Trial of Labor After Cesarean
In women eligible for a trial of labor after cesarean delivery (TOLAC), predictors of undergoing TOLAC were strength of preference for vaginal delivery, value placed on the experience of labor and vaginal birth and endorsement of TOLAC by the person whose opinion the woman valued most.
In her work, Allison Bryant, MD, MPH, explores disparities in obstetric care and outcomes in low-income and minority women, including those in unintended pregnancy, interconception care and birth spacing, uptake of prenatal screening and testing and cesarean delivery. br> Dr. Bryant received degrees in biology, public health and medicine from Harvard University, where she also completed her training in obstetrics and gynecology and fellowships in maternal/fetal medicine and minority health policy. br> She spent five years as faculty at the University of California, San Francisco and served on the advisory board of California’s Black Infant Health Program and the San Francisco Department of Health Women’s Health Advisory Board. She returned to Mass General in 2010 where she is now the vice chair for quality, equity and safety in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In that capacity, she works toward equitable care and outcomes for all patients. br> She currently works with several regional and national women’s health and equity improvement efforts, such as the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Perinatal Advisory Committee and Maternal Mortality Review Committees, ACOG’s Committee on Obstetric Practice and the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine’s Disparities and Workforce Diversity Task Force.