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IntroductionOpening our eyes to the statistics: a bonus video

Racial Disparities in Sudden Unexpected Infant Death,
featuring Dr. Rachel Moon

Rachel Moon, MDIn this video, Rachel Moon, M.D., shares the results of an extensive study on racial disparities in sudden unexpected infant death. Sleep position and bed sharing are far more common contributing factors to SUID among African American families. Dr. Moon examines behavioral factors, reasoning and motivations that lead to this disparity, and makes suggestions for how to communicate with parents about how to minimize the risk factors.

Dr. Moon is an internationally recognized expert in SIDS. She is on the faculty of General and Community Pediatrics at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, serving as the director of Academic Development for the Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health, and Principal Investigator for the Center for Clinical and Community Research (CCCR) at Children's Research Center, National Children's Medical Center. She is also Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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