Teresa Janevic

  • Associate Professor of Epidemiology
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Teresa Janevic, PhD MPH is Associate Professor of Epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Janevic is a perinatal epidemiologist with a focus in social and structural determinants of health and health care. Her research examines why exposures such as policy, neighborhood context, racial discrimination, immigration, and stress influence perinatal and reproductive health and health care outcomes. Dr. Janevic favors a mixed methods approach – large administrative data provide a “real-world” population health perspective, while community-enhanced qualitative work gives voice to vulnerable women and stimulates novel research hypotheses. Dr. Janevic values collaborations with public health professionals, clinicians, and community-based organizations. Dr. Janevic is driven by a passion for discovering strategies to attain health equity, and for catalyzing the next generation of health equity researchers.

Dr. Janevic leads the enVironmental Impact on Birth Equity (VIBE) Research Lab, which studies how the policy, health care, and neighborhood environment influence maternal and infant health equity. The VIBE Research Lab uses diverse methods such as longitudinal mixed models, Markov models, controlled interrupted time series, machine learning, agent-based models, and patient journey mapping to answer questions using lifecourse, structural racism, implementation science, and reproductive justice frameworks. VIBE Research Lab projects include the A1c in Pregnancy and Postpartum Linkage for Equity (APPLE) Cohort, which is a retrospective longitudinal ‘big data’ cohort seeking to identify policy levers to optimize the social and built neighborhood environment for maternal cardiometabolic health. The Postpartum Outcomes after Expansion of Medicaid (POEM) for Equity study uses quasi-experimental mixed methods to study the implementation and effectiveness of Medicaid policy on maternal health, with a focus on immigrants. Gen C Mamas is studying the influence of structural racism during pregnancy and postpartum on lifecourse cardiovascular health. The Galvanizing Learning in OBstetrics and gynecology for Equity (GLOBE) curriculum development program seeks to bridge health care equity research and obstetrics and gynecology practice.

Dr. Janevic’s research has been funded by the March of Dimes, Centers for Disease Control, World Bank, Open Society Institute, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Russell Sage Foundation, National Institute of Minority Health Disparities, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the Office of Research in Women’s Health.

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Epidemiology


Selected Publications

Janevic T, Tomalin LE, Glazer KB, Boychuk N, Kern-Goldberger A, Burdick M, Howell F, Suarez-Farinas M, Egorova N, Zeitlin J, Hebert P, Howell EA. Development of a prediction model of postpartum hospital use using an equity-focused approach. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2023 Oct 23:S0002-9378(23)00769-X. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2023.10.033. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37879386.

Janevic T, McCarthy K, Liu SH, Huyhn M, Kennedy J, Tai Chan H, Mayer VL, Vieira L, Tabaei B, Howell F, Howell E, Van Wye G. Racial and Ethnic Inequities in Development of Type 2 Diabetes After Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Obstet Gynecol. 2023 Oct 1;142(4):901-910. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000005324. Epub 2023 Sep 7. PMID: 37678923; PMCID: PMC10510784.

McCarthy KJ, Liu SH, Huynh M, Kennedy J, Chan HT, Mayer VL, Vieira L, Tabaei B, Howell F, Lee A, Van Wye G, Howell EA, Janevic T. Influence of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus on Diabetes Risk and Glycemic Control in a Retrospective Population-Based Cohort. Diabetes Care. 2023 Aug 1;46(8):1483-1491. doi: 10.2337/dc22-1676. PMID: 37341505; PMCID: PMC10369124.

Fox A, Howell FM, Weber E, Janevic T. Left Behind: Medicaid Immigrant Exclusions and Access to Maternal Health Care Across the Reproductive-Perinatal Continuum. Med Care Res Rev. 2023 Dec;80(6):582-595. doi: 10.1177/10775587231170066. Epub 2023 May 16. PMID: 37191341.

Janevic T, Weber E, Howell FM, Steelman M, Krishnamoorthi M, Fox A. Analysis of State Medicaid Expansion and Access to Timely Prenatal Care Among Women Who Were Immigrant vs US Born. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Oct 3;5(10):e2239264. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.39264. PMID: 36306127; PMCID: PMC9617172.
Janevic T, Molenaar NM, Rommel AS, de Witte L, Dolan SM, Lieb W, Ibroci E, Ohrn S, Lynch J, Capuano C, Stadlbauer D, Krammer F, Zapata LB, Brody RI, Pop VJ, Jessel RH, Sperling RS, Afzal O, Gigase F, Missall R, Stone J, Bergink V, Howell EA. The influence of structural racism, pandemic stress, and SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy with adverse birth outcomes. American Journal Obstetrics and Gynecology MFM, May 2022

Janevic T, Maru S, Nowlin S, McCarthy K, Bergink V, Stone J, Dias J, Wu S, Howell EA. Pandemic Birthing: Childbirth Satisfaction, Perceived Health Care Bias, and Postpartum Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Matern Child Health J. 2021 Apr 28:1–10. doi: 10.1007/s10995-021-03158-8. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33909205; PMCID: PMC8079857.

Wang E, Glazer KB, Howell EA, Janevic T. Social Determinants of Pregnancy-Related Mortality and Morbidity in the United States: A Systematic Review. Obstet Gynecol. 2020;135(4):896?915.
Janevic T, Zeitlin J, Egorova N, Hebert P, Balbierz A, Howell EA. Neighborhood racial and economic polarization, hospital of delivery, and severe maternal morbidity. Health Affairs. Health Aff (Millwood). 2020 May;39(5):768-776

Janevic T, Hutcheon JA, Hess N, Navin L, Howell EA, Gittens-Williams L. Evaluation of a Multilevel Intervention to Reduce Preterm Birth Among Black Women in Newark, New Jersey: A Controlled Interrupted Time Series Analysis. Matern Child Health J. 2018;22(10):1511-8. Epub 2018/06/21. doi: 10.1007/s10995-018-2550-x. PubMed PMID: 29922937.

Janevic T, Osypuk T, Stojanovski K, Jankovic J, Gundersen D, Rogers M. Associations between racial discrimination, smoking during pregnancy and low birthweight among Roma. Eur J Public Health. 2017;27(3):410-5. Epub 2017/01/09. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckw214. PubMed PMID: 28064241; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPMC6251686

Janevic T, Borrell LN, Savitz DA, Echeverria SE, Rundle A. Ethnic enclaves and gestational diabetes among immigrant women in New York City. Soc Sci Med. 2014;120:180-9. Epub 2014/09/27. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.09.026. PubMed PMID: 25259656