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Faculty Research Interests

Maternal and Child Health Affinity Group Faculty

Access to care for underserved communities; rural health; health workforce; Native American health; administrative database linkage; perinatal care

Drug abuse epidemiology; health services research; youth substance abuse prevention; drug overdose prevention; drug treatment services research

Applied epidemiology in public health practice; informatics; infectious disease epidemiology; surveillance

Effective public health system performance; public health financing; local public health service variation and population health impact; disparities in public health system resource allocation; public health workforce development and leadership

Multi-level statistical modeling, analyses of complex secondary data, e.g. Medicaid, and studies of the dental needs and services of children with special healthcare needs

Pediatrics; quality of care; internet and health

Cardiovascular/metabolic, reproductive/perinatal, and genetic/epigenetic epidemiology; pre-pregnancy and early/mid pregnancy risk factors (and associated mechanisms) for pregnancy complications and outcomes; early life and developmental origins of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases.

Maternal and child health; health systems transformation

Injury control; Native American health; suicide prevention

HPV, HIV-1 and HIV-2, and other sexually transmitted infections in Senegal West Africa, cervical cancer, HPV screening and vaccination, biomarkers for early detection and recurrence of cancer, global health, and maternal and child health.

International health; maternal and child health

Application of xylitol in public health settings related to caries and otitis; effectiveness of fluoride varnish applied by physicians during well child immunization visits; pharmacokinetics of short acting benzodiazepines; cognitive interventions in pediatric and adult dental fear

Adolescent health; depression; anxiety; suicidal behavior; transition to adulthood; health services delivery in primary care

Adolescent heath; obesity

Public health workforce information workflow; public health digital libraries; natural language processing to access to public health gray literature