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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    Mahlet G. Tebeka

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education 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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    Dana Schultz

    Senior Policy Researcher
    Education M.P.P. in public policy, Harvard University

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    Lisa Sontag-Padilla

    Behavioral and Social Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in developmental psychology, University of Florida; B.S. in psychology, Tulane University