Solaire Spellen, MPH

Title(s)Associate Director for PTBi-CA, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address490 Illinois Street, #93M
San Francisco CA 94158
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    Solaire Spellen is the Interim Executive Director of the California Preterm Birth Initiative at UCSF and Co-Founder of the California Coalition for Black Birth Justice. Ms. Spellen has led several multimillion-dollar initiatives focused on collective impact and birth equity research strategies grounded in health equity, anti-racism, and community partnership practices. With over a decade of professional experience in Black maternal health research, community engagement, and the delivery of anti-racism training for hundreds of healthcare providers and public health practitioners nationwide, Ms. Spellen works to empower organizations and leaders to address racism as a root cause of health disparities through sustainable, community-informed solutions.

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    1. Addressing anti-black racism in an academic preterm birth initiative: perspectives from a mixed methods case study. BMC Public Health. 2023 10 18; 23(1):2039. Rutman SP, Borgen N, Spellen S, King DD, Decker MJ, Rand L, Cobbins A, Brindis CD. PMID: 37853363; PMCID: PMC10585806.
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    2. Using Collective Impact to Advance Birth Equity: A Comparison of Two Cross-Sector Efforts in California. Matern Child Health J. 2022 Nov 08. Decker MJ, Price M, Harrison S, Spellen S, Hutchings N, Martinez E, Rutman SP, Shaver A, Franck LS, Brindis CD, Fuchs J. PMID: 36348213.
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    3. The Road to Black Birth Justice in California. 2022. UCSF California Preterm Birth Initiative and First 5 Center for Children's Policy. View Publication.
    4. 2021 PTBi Impact Report. 2022. UCSF California Preterm Birth Initiative. View Publication.
    5. The association of COVID-19 infection in pregnancy with preterm birth: A retrospective cohort study in California. Lancet Reg Health Am. 2021 Oct; 2:100027. Karasek D, Baer RJ, McLemore MR, Bell AJ, Blebu BE, Casey JA, Coleman-Phox K, Costello JM, Felder JN, Flowers E, Fuchs JD, Gomez AM, Karvonen K, Kuppermann M, Liang L, McKenzie-Sampson S, McCulloch CE, Oltman SP, Pantell MS, Piao X, Prather AA, Schmidt RJ, Scott KA, Spellen S, Stookey JD, Tesfalul M, Rand L, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL. PMID: 34642685; PMCID: PMC8497178.
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    6. Racism as a Root Cause Approach: A New Framework. Pediatrics. 2021 01; 147(1). Malawa Z, Gaarde J, Spellen S. PMID: 33386339.
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    7. Exposures to structural racism and racial discrimination among pregnant and early post-partum Black women living in Oakland, California. Stress Health. 2020 Apr; 36(2):213-219. Chambers BD, Arabia SE, Arega HA, Altman MR, Berkowitz R, Feuer SK, Franck LS, Gomez AM, Kober K, Pacheco-Werner T, Paynter RA, Prather AA, Spellen SA, Stanley D, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL, McLemore MR. PMID: 31919987; PMCID: PMC7269549.
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    8. A Transdisciplinary Conceptual Framework of Contextualized Resilience for Reducing Adverse Birth Outcomes. Qual Health Res. 2020 01; 30(1):105-118. Sumbul T, Spellen S, McLemore MR. PMID: 31752598.
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    9. Race Equity 101: A Series of Tools to Advance Racial Equity in the Workplace. 2019. Z Malawa, S Spellen, J Gaarde. View Publication.
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