Anne Paxton

Anne Paxton

Anne Paxton

Associate Professor
Epidemiology & Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Director, Global Health Certificate


811 Rosenfield Building
New York NY 10032


Dr. Anne Paxton has worked for 20 years in public health programs in developing countries, with a particular focus on maternal mortality prevention, nutrition in pregnancy, and blindness prevention. She has expertise in the areas of program design, monitoring & evaluation, and applied research.



DrPH, 1994, Columbia University
MPH, 1984, Columbia University
BA, 1981, Princeton University

Areas of Expertise

Research Design and Methods, Infant Mortality, Low Birth Weight, Public Health Education, Nutrition, Global Health, Perinatal Epidemiology, Reproductive Health

Select Global Activities

: Interdepartmental teaching program

Select Publications

Paxton A, Bailey P, Lobis S The United Nations Process Indicators for emergency obstetric care: Reflections based on a decade of experience. Int J Gynaecol Obstet 95 192-208 2006
Halperin M, Paz-Soldan VA, Quispe V, Paxton A, Gilman RH Sustainability of solar disinfection to provide safe drinking water in rural Peru. Public Health Rep 126 762-8 2
Patricia Bailey, Anne Paxton, Samantha Lobis, Deborah Fry The availability of life-saving obstetric services in developing countries: an in-depth look at the signal functions for emergency obstetric care. International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 93 2006
Deborah Maine, Anne Paxton, Patricia Bailey, George Patterson Research Note: Estimating Maternal Deaths Averted: A Field-Based Methodology. International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 89 221-230 2005
Anne Paxton, Deborah Maine, Lynn Freedman, Deborah Fry, Samantha Lobis The Evidence Base for Emergency Obstetric Care. International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2005 88(2) 181-193 2005
Lobis S, Fry D, Paxton A Emergency obstetric care in the United States: availability, access and utilization. IJGO 2004
Liu H, Ou B, Paxton A, Zhao P, Xu J, Long D, Li Z, Yang J, Zhong L, Lietman T, Chen L, Pizzarello LD Rapid assessment of trachoma in Hainan Province, China: validation of new World Health Organization methodology Ophthalmic Epidemiology 9(2) 97-104 2002
A Paxton, The Singida Trachoma Study Team Rapid assessment of trachoma prevalence--Singida, Tanzania. A study to compare assessment methods Ophthalmic Epidemiology 8(2-3) 87-96 2001
Paxton A, Lederman SA, Heymsfield SB, Wang J, Thornton JC, Pierson RN Jr. Anthropometric equations for studying body fat in pregnant women AJCN 67(1) 104-10 1998

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