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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
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
Sarah Billinghurst Solomon Professor of Reproductive Health
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
David Bell
Professor
Population and Family Health and Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Ezra Susser
Professor
Epidemiology and Psychiatry
Frederica Perera
Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Guohua Li
Professor
Epidemiology
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
Mary Beth Terry
Professor
Epidemiology (In Environmental Health Sciences)
Patrick Wilson
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Robert Klitzman
Professor
Psychiatry (in Sociomedical Sciences) at the 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
Professor Emerita
Heilbrunn Department of 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
Vegard Skirbekk
Professor
Population and Family Health (In the Columbia Aging Center)
Chloe Teasdale
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Joanne Csete
Associate Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Latanya Mapp Frett
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health
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
Jamie Daw
Assistant Professor
Health Policy and Management
Jeanette Stingone
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Rupak Shivakoti
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Goleen Samari
Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health
Vandana Tripathi
Adjunct Associate Professor
Population and Family Health
Sara Casey
Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Janna Metzler
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health
Kathleen Sikkema
Stephen Smith Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Ambar La Forgia
Assistant Professor
Health Policy and Management
Abigail Greenleaf
Lecturer
Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health
Neetu John
Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Maya Deyssenroth
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Ka Kahe
Virgil G. Damon Professor
Epidemiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology
Kelli Hall
Associate Professor
Population and Family Health
Stephanie Grilo
Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health

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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.