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I'm Karli Swenson

I am a 4th year PhD/MPH candidate at the University of Colorado Medical Campus and an intern with the Colorado Perinatal Care Quality Collaborative. In my PhD work, I am studying the potential safety or harm of using cannabidiol, or CBD, during pregnancy to reduce the nausea and vomiting of morning sickness using a mouse model. In my MPH in maternal and child health work, I am focusing on identifying perinatal substance use, improving substance use screening in labor and delivery units, and improving access to recovery treatment services. I ground my work on the basis of empathy, equity, and trauma informed care for pregnant and postpartum patients.

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