A research and reproductive equity laboratory

A Research and Reproductive Equity Laboratory
A Research and Reproductive Equity Laboratory

Uplift Lab

Exploring the ways community-led research, population data science, and ethnography can combine to imagine and implement more equitable reproductive futures.

Uplift Icons - Birth Justice@2x

Birth Justice

Uplift Icons - Physiologic Birth@2x

Birth Setting Choice and Access

Uplift Icons - Open Access Knowledge@2x

Democratization of Knowledge/Learnings

Who we are

Missy Cheyney PhD, LDM

Co-Director, Uplift

Marit Bovbjerg PhD, MS

Co-Director, Uplift

Keep in Touch with the Uplift Lab

Why Uplift?

When geese come together to fly in formation, they support one another in ways that make it possible for the group to go further together and for a longer, more sustained time than would be possible if they each flew alone.

Each bird flies a bit above the bird in front of them, reducing wind resistance. Gliding on the resulting lift, each bird gets a "boost" from the closest member of the flock. When the lead bird tires, they fall back, conserving the energy of the entire group.

By flying in a V, the birds keep in visual contact, reducing collisions and staying on course as a group.

We hope that the process of "uplift" that guides geese will also guide our efforts, allowing each member of the lab - and the communities with which we partner - to go further, longer, and together in a sustainable way.