WHO WE ARE
Dawn Godbolt, Ph.D. is the Policy Director at the National Birth Equity Collaborative where she works to improve maternal health disparities by creating a more equitable health care system through federal policy levers. She sits on the National Quality Forum’s Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Committee and chairs the Equitable Maternal Health Coalition policy working group. Prior to joining NBEC, she worked at the National Partnership for Women & Families where she integrated a reproductive justice framework into the maternal health portfolio as the Senior Manager for Maternal Health initiatives. Dawn completed her doctorate in Sociology from Florida State University and a fellowship with the OpEd Project where she was trained to influence thought leadership. Her previous work examined race differences in mothers’ fear of allowing children outside, disparities in neighborhood factors, and the connection between stereotypes, religion, and obesity.