Christine H. Morton PhD, joined the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC) at Stanford University in 2008 where she conducts research on maternal mortality and morbidity and has co-led expert task forces on translating the findings into California’s maternal quality toolkits. She manages the California Pregnancy Associated Mortality Review (CA-PAMR) with colleagues from California Department of Public Health and Public Health International. She is co-investigator with PI Dr. Jochen Profit on NIH-funded research projects focused on measuring and identifying drivers for racial/ethnic disparities among very low birth weight babies cared for in California neonatal intensive care units. Dr. Morton was co-chair of the National Partnership Maternal Safety workgroup on Patient, Family and Staff Support after a Severe Maternal Event (link is external). She is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing. Dr. Morton received her Ph.D. in Sociology from University of California, Los Angeles.