Dawn Godbolt, Ph.D

Dawn Godbolt, Ph.D serves as the Policy Advisor to Once Upon a Preemie and she is the Director of Health Equity at Maven Clinic, the world’s largest virtual clinic for women’s and family health.Dr. Godbolt’s previous work focused on creating a more equitable health care system through federal policy levers. Dr. Godbolt is a movement across the health equity space, she has served as a member of the National Quality Forum’s Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Committee, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Ariadne Lab’s Advisory Board for the Cities Challenge, the Equitable Maternal Health Coalition Steering Committee, and on the March of Dimes-Health and Human Services Quality Improvement Advisory Team.Dr. Godbolt was also heavily involved in the drafting and development of critical federal health legislation, including the Health Equity Accountability Acts of 2018 and 2020, the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021, and the COVID-19 Safe Birthing Act.Dr. Godbolt holds a doctorate in Sociology from Florida State University, is a McNair Scholar, and a fellow of the OpEd Project.

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