- Sarah Rhoads, PhD, DNP
- Zenobia Harris, DNP, MPH, BSN
- Hari Eswaran, PhD
Research Project Description
The Arkansas Birthing Project provides in-person support during pregnancy and the postpartum period for pregnant women using peer mentors. The IRL Arkansas team spent their project period (2016-2019) investigating the Arkansas Birthing Project’s ability to use technology to support pregnant women and train peer mentors/community health workers, as well as assess the barriers associated with using technology to support this vulnerable population.
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Sarah Rhoads, PhD, DNP
Sarah Rhoads is a Professor of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. Her research focuses on the human impact of technologies on health care provider roles, patients, and patient-centered care.
Zenobia Harris, DNP, MPH, BSN
Zenobia Harris has many years of Public Health Nursing and Management experience including community outreach. She served as acting executive director of Birthing Project, USA in 2015 and has served as Director of the Arkansas Birthing Project for the past 16 years. She has experience in providing health care to maternal, child and adolescent populations and expertise in community outreach.
Hari Eswaran, PhD
Hari Eswaran is a Professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Director of Research for the UAMS Center for Distance Health. His research expertise includes research design and innovation in healthcare technology and data analytics.
IRL Issue Brief: Arkansas
Using Technology to Enhance the Arkansas Birthing Project