About this Event
This webinar, presented by the Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Diabetes Translation Research, will focus on the risk and protective factors related to gestational diabetes, breastfeeding initiation, and breastfeeding duration among American Indian and Alaska Native women. Gestational diabetes is a critical driver of the intergenerational cycle of type 2 diabetes among American Indian and Alaska Native populations. Breastfeeding is associated with many benefits, including mitigating risk of type 2 diabetes for both mothers and their offspring.
This webinar will be presented by Dr. Lucy E. Hebert, an Assistant Research Professor at the Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH) and the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University. Dr. Hebert received her PhD in Public Health from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. She is an adolescent and women’s health researcher, focusing mainly on topics related to maternal and child health, and sexual and reproductive health.
This webinar is funded by NIDDK through the Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Diabetes Translation Research (CAIANDTR; P30 DK092923). CAIANDTR is a part of the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, housed in the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
Registration is required to attend this webinar.