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.

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    The effects of Florida's Medicaid eligibility expansion for pregnant women

    The effects of Florida's Medicaid eligibility expansion for pregnant women

    Jan 1, 1998

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    Journal Article

    The Policy Implications of Better Structure and Process on Birth Outcomes in Jamaica

    Prenatal care in Jamaica, while generally available, provides care to many women who are at particular risk because of parity, age and poverty.

    Jan 1, 1998

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    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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    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

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    Journal Article

    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.

    Dec 31, 1995

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    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

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    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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    Report

    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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    Report

    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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    Gabriela Alvarado

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.D., University of Costa Rica; M.Sc. in public health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; M.A. in anthropology, Georgia State University; M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School

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    Mallika Bhandarkar

    Policy Analyst
    Education M.P.H. in health promotion, Columbia University; B.A. in anthropology; minor in biology, Boston University

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    Chloe E. Bird

    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; Professor of Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    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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    Laura J. Faherty

    Physician Policy Researcher; Professor of Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education 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; B.A. in history of science, Princeton University

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    Marylou Gilbert

    Senior Policy Analyst and Coordinator, RAND Center for Housing and Homelessness in Los Angeles; Program Manager, Pardee RAND Community-Partnered Policy and Action Stream
    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 and Chicano studies, University of California, Berkeley

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    Mahlet Gizaw

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.S. in global health and population studies, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University; B.A. in health behavior and society, University of Rochester

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    Sara E. Heins

    Associate Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in health policy and management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; B.A. in biology, Cornell University

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    Lucy Hocking

    Senior 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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    Susan L. Lovejoy

    Senior Policy Analyst
    Education B.A. in political science, Stanford University; M.S. in health care policy and management, Carnegie Mellon University