McDonald published in Neurotoxicology and Teratology

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Ryan McDonald, MD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn, co-authored a recent publication in Neurotoxicology and Teratology! 

A socioecological framework for engaging substance-using pregnant persons in longitudinal research: Multi-stakeholder perspectives” sought feedback from community stakeholders, including people with lived experience of substance use, to understand facilitators and barriers to recruiting and retaining pregnant people who use substances in research studies.

Stakeholders prioritized stigma, loss of confidentiality, legal consequences, and instability (e.g., homeles​sness and poverty) as important barriers that prevent substance-using persons from enrolling in research studies.”

Read the whole study here. Great work, Dr. McDonald!