Maternal Health

Maternal health during and immediately after pregnancy is strongly correlated with access to and quality of prenatal medical care; nutrition; and food security. RAND's research on maternal health throughout the world includes studies of prenatal obstetric care for low-income women, the effects of public assistance on birth outcomes, maternal and infant mortality, family planning and birth spacing, prenatal substance use, and maternal mental health.

  • Journal Article

    Are Clinical Criteria Just Proxies for Socioeconomic Status? a Study of Low Birth Weight Babies in Jamaica

    Determine if the clinical risk factors for low birth weight are independent of socioeconomic risk factors in a sample from a developing country.

    Jan 1, 1997

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    Prenatal and Delivery Care and Childhood Immunization in Guatemala: Do Family and Community Matter?

    The authors investigate family choices about pregnancy-related care and the use of childhood immunization.

    Jan 1, 1996

  • Journal Article

    Cesarean Childbirth and Psychosocial Outcomes: A Meta-Analysis

    A comprehensive literature review with meta-analysis examines the differences between vaginal and cesarean delivery on 23 psychosocial outcomes of childbirth.

    Jan 1, 1996

  • Journal Article

    A Meta-Analysis of Infant Outcomes After Breech Delivery

    To estimate the risks of neonatal morbidity and mortality associated with a trial of labor and with elective cesarean for the term breech infant.

    Jan 1, 1995

  • Report

    Prenatal and Obstetric Care in Los Angeles County, 1990

    To increase access to obstetric services and relieve the pressure on the Los Angeles County public health system, the Southern California Health Policy Research Consortium designed the Prenatal and OB Access project.

    Jan 1, 1993

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    Medicaid Policy in California, 1980-1987 with Special Reference to Pregnant Women and Infants

    This report describes the California Medicaid program between 1980 and 1987 with special reference to prenatal and infant care.

    Jan 1, 1993

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    Birthspacing, Fertility, and Family Planning: Policy and Program Implications from the Malaysian Family Life Survey

    Since the 1950s, fertility has fallen in each of Malaysia's three main ethnic groups — Malays, Chinese, and Indians. This report discusses some of the factors that contributed to these fertility trends and differentials.

    Jan 1, 1981

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    Chloe E. Bird

    Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Forum; Senior Sociologist
    Education Ph.D. and M.A. in sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; B.A. in sociology, Oberlin College

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    Anita Chandra

    Vice President and Director, RAND Social and Economic Well-Being; Senior Policy Researcher
    Education Dr.P.H. in population and family health sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; M.P.H. in maternal and child health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health; B.A. in child development, Tufts University

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    Gabriela Alvarado

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.D., University of Costa Rica; M.P.H., London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; M.A. in anthropology, Georgia State University

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    Laura J. Faherty

    Physician Policy Researcher; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.A. in history of science, Princeton University; M.D., Emory University School of Medicine; M.P.H. in global epidemiology, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health; M.S.H.P. in health policy research, University of Pennsylvania

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    Mary Lou Gilbert

    Senior Policy Analyst
    Education J.D. in social welfare, UCLA School of Law; M.A. in Latin American studies and public health, University of California, Los Angeles; B.A. in Social Welfare/Chicano Studies, University of California, Berkeley

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    Lucy Hocking

    Analyst
    Education M.Sc. in child public health, Swansea University; B.Sc. in biomedical science, University of Reading

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    Kandice A. Kapinos

    Senior Economist
    Education Ph.D. in labor economics/human resources, University of Illinois; M.S. in labor economics/human resources, University of Illinois; B.S. in business administration, University of Texas

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    Christine E. Peterson

    Adjunct Technical Analyst
    Education M.A. in economics, University of Southern California

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    Kerry Reynolds

    Behavioral/Social Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in health/social psychology, Carnegie Mellon University; B.A. in psychology, Colgate University

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    Andrea Richardson

    Policy Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.S. in math, University of Chicago; M.P.H. in epidemiology, Emory University; Ph.D. in nutrition epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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    Gery W. Ryan

    Senior Behavioral Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. and M.A. in cultural anthropology, University of Florida

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    Lori Uscher-Pines

    Senior Policy Researcher; Research Quality Assurance Manager
    Education Ph.D. in health policy and management, Johns Hopkins University; M.Sc. in international relations/security studies, London School of Economics; B.A. in international relations, University of Pennsylvania

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    Margaret D. Whitley

    Senior Policy Analyst
    Education M.P.H. in community health sciences, UCLA; B.A. in social welfare, UC Berkeley