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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

Ayaga Bawah
Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
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
Diane Di Mauro
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Population and Family Health
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
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
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
Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
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
Joanne Csete
Associate Professor of Clinical
Population and Family Health
Nancy Sloan
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Population and Family Health
Robin Whyatt
Special Lecturer / Professor Emerita
Environmental Health Sciences

News & Features

The same year the Roe v. Wade decision struck down anti-abortion laws in the United States, American policy toward abortions beyond our borders took major steps in the opposite direction. In 1973, Sen. Jesse Helms (R-NC) lobbied hard to secure the passage of a law that remains in f
Girls from low-income families in the U.S. are unprepared for puberty and have largely negative experiences of this transition, according to researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Their latest paper on the
Several studies have found that late maternal age at last childbirth is associated with maternal longevity.  Among families with exceptional aging, a recent study from the Long Life Family Study found that older mothers live longer than those who gave birth in their twenties. Women who

Just Published

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.

Wright J.D. & Hershman D.L. (2016). Abdominal vs Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy-Reply. JAMA. View abstract.

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