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Maternal and Reproductive Health

Maternal health creates conditions for health that last a lifetime. We provide insight into birth control and fertility, neonatal nutrition, and sexually transmitted infections, and study transitioning populations like migrants and refugees.

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Faculty in Maternal and Reproductive Health

Anne Paxton
Associate Professor
Epidemiology & Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Alan Brown
Professor
Epidemiology and Psychiatry at the Columbia University Medical Center
Alwyn Cohall
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences, Population and Family Health, and Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Bruce Armstrong
Special Lecturer
Population and Family Health
Batya Elul
Associate Professor
Epidemiology at Columbia University Medical Center
Brenda Merritt
Clinical Professor Emerita
Sociomedical Sciences
Bruce Levin
Professor
Biostatistics
Beverly Winikoff
Professor of Clinical
Population and Family Health
Cassie Landers
Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Carolyn Westhoff
Professor
Epidemiology and Population and Family Health at the New York Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center
David Bell
Associate Professor
Population and Family Health and Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Elizabeth Radin
Associate Research Scientist
ICAP
Ezra Susser
Professor
Epidemiology and Psychiatry
Frederica Perera
Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Judith Jones
Special Lecturer \ Professor Emeritia of Clinical
Population and Family Health
Julie Herbstman
Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Jessica Justman
Associate Professor
Medicine (in Epidemiology and ICAP) at the Columbia University Medical Center
John Santelli
Professor
Population and Family Health and Pediatrics
Jennifer Hirsch
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Linda Cushman
Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Lauren Houghton
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Leslie Davidson
Professor
Epidemiology and Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Lynn Freedman
Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Mary Ann Chiasson
Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology (in Medicine)
Melanie Gold
Professor
Population and Family Health and Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Magda Schaler-Haynes
Adjunct Associate Professor
Health Policy and Management
Mady Hornig
Associate Professor
Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
Maureen Miller
Adjunct Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Marni Sommer
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Peter Muennig
Professor
Health Policy and Management
Patrick Wilson
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Robert Klitzman
Professor
Psychiatry (in Sociomedical Sciences) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Rafael Perez-Figueroa
Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health and Pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center
Ruby Senie
Special Lecturer
Epidemiology
Susan Michaels-Strasser
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology (in ICAP) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Therese McGinn
Special Lecturer
Population and Family Health
Virginia Rauh
Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Wendy Chavkin
Special Lecturer/ Professor Emerita
Population and Family Health and Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yumiko Aratani
Assistant Professor
Health Policy and Management at the Columbia University Medical Center
Vegard Skirbekk
Professor
Population and Family Health (In the Columbia Aging Center)
Joanne Csete
Associate Professor of Clinical
Population and Family Health
Yifeng Hu
Senior Lecturer
Sociomedical Sciences
Andrea Low
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology (in ICAP) at the Columbia University Medical Center
S. Patrick Kachur
Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Sally Findley
Professor
Population and Family Health (In Pediatrics and in the Center for Family and Community Medicine) at the Columbia University Medical Center

News & Features

News that the United States government sought to block a World Health Organization resolution to encourage breastfeeding has drawn criticism from clinicians and public health experts. The American Public Health Association condemned the move, writing, “scientific evidence overwhelmingly supp
The painful side effects of some breast cancer drugs lead many women to stop taking them, but results from a new study by Dawn Hershman, MD, MS, at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and colleagues may help some women find relief and continue their treatment. The findings
A study by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health reports elevated odds for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the grandchildren of users of diethylstilbestrol, a synthetic estrogen commonly known as

Just Published

Sommer, M., Phillips-Howard, P.A., Mahon, T., Zients, S., Jones, M., & Caruso, B.A. (2017). Beyond Menstrual Hygiene: Addressing Vaginal Bleeding Throughout the Life Course in Low and Middle-Income Countries. BMJ Global Health. View abstract.

Keyes, K.M., & Susser, E. (2017). Invited Commentary: An Ingenious Approach to Examining the Relationship Between Maternal Stress and Offspring Health? American Journal of Epidemiology. View abstract.

Teasdale, C.A., Abrams, E.J., Chiasson, M.A. … & Jones, H.E. (2017). Sexual Risk and Intravaginal Practice Behavior Changes During Pregnancy. Archives of Sexual Behavior. View abstract

Ananth C. V., Wapner, R.J., Ananth, S., D’Alton M.E., & Vintzileos, A.M. (2017). First-Trimester and Second Trimester Maternal Serum Biomarkers as Predictors of Placental Abruption. Obstetrics & Gynecology. View abstract

Brown. Q.L., Sarvet, A.L., Shmulewitz, D. ... & Hasin, D.S. (2017). Trends in Marijuana Use Among Pregnant and Nonpregnant Reproductive-Aged Women, 2002-2014. JAMA. View abstract.