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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    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

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    Giulia Maistrello

    Analyst
    Education M.Sc. in clinical psychology, University of Padua (Università degli Studi di Padova); B.Sc. in cognitive science and psychobiology, University of Padua (Università degli Studi di Padova)

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    Toyya Pujol-Mitchell

    Operations Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in industrial engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus; M.S. in statistics, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus; M.S. in operations research, Northeastern University; B.S. in management science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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    Kerry Reynolds

    Senior 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 Ph.D. in nutrition epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.P.H. in epidemiology, Emory University; B.S. in math, University of Chicago

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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

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    Lori Uscher-Pines

    Senior Policy Researcher
    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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    Molly Waymouth

    Senior Policy Analyst
    Education M.P.H. in health care policy and management, Drexel University; B.A. in Spanish, University of Vermont; B.A. in anthropology, University of Vermont; Graduate Certificate in epidemiology, biostatistics, Drexel University

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    Margaret D. Whitley

    Senior Policy Analyst
    Education M.P.H. in community health sciences, UCLA; B.A. in social welfare, University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D. in public health, University of California, Irvine