Ep.1661: Maternal Health Equity Ep.1662: Building Resilience

May 8, 2024
Hosted by Kathryn Zox

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Kathryn interviews Yamicia Connor MD PhD MPH.Having a baby should be one of the most joyful times in a woman’s life. But for women of color, especially Black women, the pregnancy experience frequently triggers fear and anxiety. Black women and their babies, at all socioeconomic levels, face substantially higher rates of complications and mortality during pregnancy than white women. One dynamic physician is teaching women what they need to know to help turn this situation around. Yamicia Connor, MD PhD MPH, is a Harvard-MIT-educated OB-GYN, surgeon, research scientist, engineer and mother of three. She’s using her unique background to serve as the driving force behind establishing greater equity in women’s healthcare. Dr. Connor founded Race to Better Health and Diosa Ara, initiatives that embody her dedication to improving health outcomes and advocating for policy change.Kathryn also interviews Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe.We can't build resilience unless we know and understand our emotions, according to behaviorist, psychology researcher and educator Dr. Robyn Hanley-Dafoe—and thankfully, there are concrete ways to do this and help improve our mental health in real time. Her guide to emotional learning will teach us why being mindful, or at least having a practice of self-check-ins throughout the day, is so important. She helps us discover where our feelings are coming from, how to categorize them and take the appropriate action steps to recharge our emotional batteries. She is a multi-award-winning education and psychology instructor, author, two time TedX speaker and resiliency expert. Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafor specializes in resiliency, navigating stress and change, personal wellness in the workplace, and optimal performance - both personal and organizational.

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Kathryn Zox is your Social Worker with a Microphone™. She’s informative and fun and opens up the mic with conversations that women need to hear. The Kathryn Zox Show is savvy and relationship oriented. Kathryn has counseled hundreds of women and their families who have suffered from eating disorders, addiction problems, marital, family and geriatric issues as well as persons coping with mental and physical disabilities. She combines her feminine perspective, social work skills and acting talents to produce a show that’s smart, upbeat, informative, sometimes irreverent, but never boring! Tune in Wednesdays at 7 AM/PT, 10 AM/ET to The Kathryn Zox Show be a part of Kathryn’s lively interviews on wealth, health, kids, divorce, travel, menopause, recipes, diets, and relationships. Serious and not so serious topics include hair loss, weight gain, face lifts, obsession, and rejection and even male contraception. That’s the Kathryn Zox Show, right here on VoiceAmerica Variety.

Kathryn Zox

Kathryn Zox is your social worker with a microphone™. She has been producing and hosting The Kathryn Zox Show Lunchtime Talk in Albany, NY for over five years and is excited about bringing her show from the capital of NY State to the Nation's Capital. She has also recently been a co-host and featured life expert on Doug Stephan's syndicated Good Day Show. Kathryn's interviewed thousands of guests including lifestyle experts, celebrities, authors, lawyers, psychiatrists, physicians and dieticians. At Albany Medical College she has trained doctors and medical students to communicate effectively with their patients. She's an actor who can be seen on the Sopranos and Law and Order and even admits to modeling for AARP! She has Masters' Degrees in Social Work and Counseling Psychology and is a graduate of the New School of Radio and Television. Much background for her show comes from traveling the world and raising three boys now in their twenties - a rock star, an actor and a film maker. There's also one ex-husband, one boyfriend, two brothers and an aging mom!

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