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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
Andrew Davidson
Professor
Population and Family Health
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
Carolyn Westhoff
Professor
Epidemiology and Population and Family Health at the New York Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center
Debra Kalmuss
Professor
Population and Family Health at the 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
Jennifer Hirsch
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Lauren Houghton
Associate Research Scientist
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)
Magda Schaler-Haynes
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Health Policy and Management
Peter Muennig
Associate 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
Renata Schiavo
Senior Lecturer
Sociomedical Sciences
Ruby Senie
Special Lecturer
Epidemiology
Sally Findley
Professor
Population and Family Health & Sociomedical Sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center
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

News & Features

Smoking is increasing among pregnant women with depression in the United States, according to new research at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the City University of New York. Smoking rates for pregnant women with depression climbed 2.5 percent from 2002 to 2014, in
The culture of silence around vaginal bleeding at all stages of life endangers women’s health and is compounded by limited access to clean water, sanitation, and factual information in low and middle-income countries, according to a study conducted at Columbia University’s Mailman School of
Fever during pregnancy may raise the risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the child, according to a study led by scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. The effect was most pronounced in the second trimester, r

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.

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