Rose Molina

Rose Molina

Associate Faculty

Rose L. Molina, MD, MPH is Core Faculty at Ariadne Labs and works with the BetterBirth Program and the Delivery Decisions Initiative to design, test, and spread solutions to ensure that everyone receives appropriate, safe, and respectful care during pregnancy, childbirth, and transition to parenthood with a focus on equity and social justice. Her current research focuses on addressing racial/ethnic inequities in maternal health in Greater Boston. She also leads the Safe Childbirth Checklist work at Ariadne Labs.

Dr. Molina is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School. She completed the Global Women’s Health Fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and obtained a Master of Public Health in Clinical Effectiveness from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She works as a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist at The Dimock Center, a federally qualified community health center, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). She is the Faculty Director of Health Equity and the Medical Language Program at Harvard Medical School. She is also the Director of the OB-GYN Diversity, Inclusion & Advocacy Committee at BIDMC. Her advocacy work seeks to advance access to language-concordant and culturally-humble health care for all. She is a member of Physicians for Human Rights and performs asylum evaluations.

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New Commentary Highlights Unfinished Research Agenda for WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist

The Checklist should be just one part of an overall strategy to achieve high-quality maternal and neonatal care Since launching in 2015, the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist has been regarded as an important tool in closing safety gaps in maternal and neonatal care. But, as a recent commentary co-authored by Ariadne Labs’ BetterBirth Program, Jhpiego,… Continue reading New Commentary Highlights Unfinished Research Agenda for WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist

Feb 16 2022
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JPHMP Direct: Using Human-Centered Design for More Inclusive Maternal Health

Leigh Graham, Amanda DiMeo, and Rose Molina pen a blog in JPHMP Direct to discuss their latest research published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.

Jan 6 2022
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New report: Creating a “systemness” in childbirth care can end preventable deaths of women, newborns

Maternal-newborn health leaders agree: after decades of significant global progress, it is possible to drive the changes that will be needed to finally end the preventable deaths of women and newborns in childbirth worldwide. A new Ariadne Labs report launched at betterbirth.ariadnelabs.org aims to support the global effort with unprecedented data and evidence about what… Continue reading New report: Creating a “systemness” in childbirth care can end preventable deaths of women, newborns

Jun 4 2019
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BetterBirth team brings maternal-newborn care recommendations to Women Deliver 2019

The Ariadne Labs BetterBirth team launched a landmark report with research findings, frontline insights, and global recommendations for improving maternal-newborn care at the 2019 Women Deliver Conference, the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and well-being of girls and women. The timing of the release of the 80-page BetterBirth Report at… Continue reading BetterBirth team brings maternal-newborn care recommendations to Women Deliver 2019

May 30 2019
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Childbirth teams bring Ariadne Labs tools, strategies and research to FIGO 2018

The Ariadne Labs childbirth teams will share latest innovations in childbirth care in Brazil this month at the world’s largest gathering of ob-gyns The Ariadne Labs childbirth teams will join a record 8,000 participants from 109 countries at XXII FIGO World Congress 2018, the largest gathering of obstetricians and gynecologists globally. The 22nd International Federation… Continue reading Childbirth teams bring Ariadne Labs tools, strategies and research to FIGO 2018

Oct 10 2018