D.C. Safe Babies Safe Moms

Mother and father's hands on woman's pregnant belly in the shape of a heart D.C. Safe Babies Safe Moms is committed to improving the health and well-being of mothers and infants in Washington, D.C. Led by MedStar Health, D.C. Safe Babies Safe Moms will offer services that address the needs of women and their babies before pregnancy through age three. Services include prenatal and postpartum care, breast feeding, health screenings, and nutrition information. D.C. Safe Babies Safe Moms brings together partners from MedStar Health and the community including:

D.C. Safe Babies Safe Moms is supported through a philanthropic partnership with the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation.

Our Team

Angela D. Thomas, DrPH, MPH, MBA
Angela D. Thomas, DrPH, MPH, MBA
Assistant Vice President, Healthcare Delivery Research
MedStar Health Research Institute
Executive Lead, Safe Babies Safe Moms

Dr. Janine Rethy
Janine A. Rethy, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Division Chief
Community Pediatrics
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Loral Patchen, PhD, CNM
Loral Patchen, PhD, CNM
Director, Midwifery
MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Matthew Biel, MD, MSc
Matthew Biel, MD, MSc
Associate Professor, Clinical Chief
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Michelle Roett, MD, MPH, FAAFP, CPE
Michelle Roett, MD, MPH, FAAFP, CPE
Professor and Chair, Clinical Chief
Department of Family Medicine
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital