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Research on Black Maternal Health and Maternal Mortality/Severe Morbidity

 

Social and Structural Determinants of Health Inequities in Maternal Health
Authors: Joia Crear-Perry; Rosaly Correa-de-Araujo; Tamara Lewis Johnson; Monica R. McLemore; Elizabeth Neilson; Maeve Wallace
Source: Journal of Women’s Health
Date: November 12, 2020

 

Environmental Factors Involved in Maternal Morbidity and Mortality
Authors: Abee L. Boyles; Brandiese E. Beverly; Suzanne E. Fenton; Chandra L. Jackson; Anne Marie Z. Jukic; Vicki L. Sutherland; Donna D. Baird; Gwen W. Collman; Darlene Dixon; Kelly K. Ferguson; Janet E. Hall; Elizabeth M. Martin; Thaddeus T. Schug; Alexandra J. White; Kelly J. Chandler
Source: Journal of Women’s Health
Date: November 18, 2020

 

U.S. Maternal Mortality Within a Global Context: Historical Trends, Current State, and Future Directions
Authors: Regine A. Douthard; Iman K. Martin; Theresa Chapple-McGruder; Ana Langer; Soju Chang
Source: Journal of Women’s Health
Date: November 18, 2020

 

Considerations for Building Sustainable Community Health Worker Programs to Improve Maternal Health
Authors: Renee Mehra; Lisa M. Boyd; Jessica B. Lewis; Shayna D. Cunningham
Source: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
Date: September 10, 2020

 

Disentangling Associations Among Maternal Lifetime and Prenatal Stress, Psychological Functioning During Pregnancy, Maternal Race/Ethnicity, and Infant Negative Affectivity at Age 6 Months: A Mixtures Approach
Authors: Rebecca K. Campbell; Paul Curtin; Michelle Bosquet Enlow; Kelly J. Brunst; Robert O. Wright; Rosalind J. Wright
Source: Health Equity
Date: November 16, 2020

 

Maternal Age Patterns of Preterm Birth: Exploring the Moderating Roles of Chronic Stress and Race/Ethnicity
Authors: Sangmi Kim; Eun-Ok Im; Jianghong Liu; Connie Ulrich
Source: Annals of Behavioral Medicine
Date: February 22, 2020

 

Adverse Infant and Maternal Outcomes Among Low-Risk Term Pregnancies Stratified by Race and Ethnicity
Authors: Jacqueline G. Parchem; Megha Gupta; Han-Yang Chen; Stephen Wagner; Hector Mendez-Figueroa; Suneet P. Chauhan;
Source: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Date: April 2020

 

Structural Racism and Maternal Health Among Black Women
Authors: Jamila K. Taylor
Source: The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
Date: October 6, 2020

 

Indigenous Maternal Health—A Crisis Demanding Attention
Authors: Katy B. Kozhimannil
Source: JAMA Health Forum
Date: May 18, 2020

 

A life‐course theory exploration of opioid‐related maternal mortality in the United States
Authors: Lisa M. Cleveland; Kelly McGlothen‐Bell; Leticia A. Scott; Pamela Recto
Source: Addiction; Society for the Study of Addiction
Date: April 12, 2020

 

Evaluation of the pregnancy status checkbox on the identification of maternal deaths
Authors: Donna L. Hoyert; Sayeedha F.G. Uddin; Arialdi M. Minino
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Vital Statistics Reports
Date: January 30, 2020

 

Race and Ethnicity, Medical Insurance, and Within-Hospital Severe Maternal Morbidity Disparities
Authors: Elizabeth A. Howell; Natalia N. Egorova; Teresa Janevic; Michael Brodman; Amy Balbierz; Jennifer Zeitlin; Paul L. Hebert
Source: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Date: February 2020

 

Severe Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Among Indigenous Women in the United States.
Authors: Katy B. Kozhimannil; Julia D. Interrante; Alena N. Tofte; Lindsay K. Admon
Source: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Date: January 9, 2020

 

Severe Maternal Morbidity Among a Cohort of Post-9/11 Women Veterans
Authors: Joan L. Combellick; Lori A. Bastian; Margaret Altemus; Julie A. Womack; Cynthia A. Brandt; Alexandria Smith; Sally G. Haskell
Source: Journal of Women’s Health
Date: January 6, 2020

 

The Next Steps To Advance Maternal And Child Health In Medicaid: Filling Gaps In Postpartum Coverage And Newborn Enrollment
Authors: Kay Johnson; Sara Rosenbaum; Morgan Handley
Source: Health Affairs
Date: January 9, 2020

 

Effects Of Medicaid Expansion On Postpartum Coverage And Outpatient Utilization
Authors: Sarah H. Gordon; Benjamin D. Sommers; Ira B. Wilson; Amal N. Trivedi
Source: Health Affairs
Date: January 2020

 

Impact of quality of race and ethnicity data in the assessment of maternal health disparities
Authors: Fernanda C. da Graca Polubriaginof; Julie Ewing; Silis Jiang; Kelly Fitzgerald; Dena Goffman
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Date: January 2020

 

Severe maternal morbidity in lower-risk pregnancies
Authors: Rebecca Simon; Jane Hitti; Kristin Sitcov; Ian Painter; Vivienne Souter
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Date: January 2020

 

Severe maternal morbidity at sites with and without MFM outreach in non-metropolitan hospitals
Authors: Anna C. Hansen; Aarthi Srinivasan; John O'Brien
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Date: January 2020

 

Leading causes and preventability of severe maternal morbidity cases in a large urban referral center.
Authors: Olga Grechukhina; Lisbet S. Lundsberg; Jane O'Bryan; Audrey A. Merriam; Cheryl Raab; Heather S. Lipkind; Katherine Campbell
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Date: January 2020

 

Race dictates overall maternity mortality trends in the United States
Authors: Meike Schuster; Kimberly Bodenlos; Justin S. Brandt; Cande V. Ananth
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Date: January 2020

 

Risk factors and racial disparities related to low maternal birth satisfaction with labor induction: a prospective, cohort study
Authors: Rebecca F. Hamm; Sindhu K. Srinivas; Lisa D. Levine
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Date: December 30, 2019

 

Mass incarceration and public health: the association between black jail incarceration and adverse birth outcomes among black women in Louisiana
Authors: Lauren Dyer; Rachel Hardeman; Dovile Vilda; Katherine Theall; Maeve Wallace
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Date: December 27, 2019

 

Incarceration as a unique social stressor during pregnancy: Implications for maternal and newborn health
Authors: Alexander Testa; Dylan B. Jackson; Michael G. Vaughn; Jennifer K. Bello
Source: Social Science & Medicine
Date: December 23, 2019

 

Many pregnant women with HIV prescribed treatment that does not meet federal guidelines
Authors: Kathleen M. Powis; Yanling Huo; Paige L. Williams 
Source: JAMA Network Open
Date: December 18, 2019

 

Collaboration Between Maternal and Child Health and Chronic Disease Epidemiologists to Identify Strategies to Reduce Hypertension-Related Severe Maternal Morbidity
Authors: Ghasi Phillips-Bell; Abigail Holicky; Megan Macdonald; Leticia Hernandez; Angel Watson; Rahel Dawit
Soure: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Date: December 12, 2019

 

Disproportionate Preterm Delivery Among Black Women: a State-Level Analysis
Authors: Palmira Santos; Gitanjali Joglekar; Kristen Faughnan; Jennifer Darden; Ann Hendrich
Source: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
Date: November 25, 2019

 

 

Population-attributable fraction of risk factors for severe maternal morbidity
Authors: Kyle E. Freese; Lisa M. Bodnar; Maria M. Brooks; Kathleen Mctigue; Katherine P. Himes
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology MFM
Date: November 22, 2019

 

Consolidation of Guidelines of Postpartum Care Recommendations to Address Maternal Morbidity and Mortality
Authors: Kelly C. Walker; Megan W. Arbour; Judith C. Wika
Source: Nursing for Women's Health
Date: October 26, 2019

 

Putting the “M” back in maternal-fetal medicine: A 5-year report card on a collaborative effort to address maternal morbidity and mortality in the United States
Authors: Mary E. D'Alton; Alexander M. Friedman; Peter S. Bernstein; Haywood L. Brown; William M. Callaghan; Steven L. Clark; William A. Grobman; Sarah J. Kilpatrick; Daniel F. O'Keeffe; Douglas M. Montgomery; Sindhu K. Srinivas; George D. Wendel; Katharine D. Wenstrom; Michael R. Foley
Source: 
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Date: October 2019

 

Associations between unstable housing, obstetric outcomes, and perinatal health care utilization
Authors: Matthew S. Pantell; Rebecca J. Baer; Jacqueline M. Torres; Jennifer N. Felder; Anu Manchikanti Gomez; Brittany D. Chambers; Jessilyn Dunn; Nisha I. Parikh; Tania Pacheco-Werner; Elizabeth E. Rogers; Sky K. Feuer; Kelli K. Ryckman; Nicole L. Novak; Karen M. Tabb; Jonathan Fuchs; Larry Rand; Laura L. Jelliffe-Pawlowski
Source: 
American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology MFM
Date: October 16, 2019

 

Reported Importance and Access to Health Care Providers Who Understand or Share Cultural Characteristics With Their Patients Among Adults, by Race and Ethnicity
Authors: Emily P. Terlizzi, M.P.H.; Eric M. Connor; Carla E. Zelaya, Ph.D.; Alissa M. Ji; Alexis D. Bakos, Ph.D.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics
Date: October 8, 2019

 

Maternal Mortality in the United States: Updates on Trends, Causes, and Solutions
Authors: Ai-ris Y. Collier, MD; Rose L. Molina, MD, MPH
Source: NeoReviews
Date: October 2019

 

In Focus: Improving Health for Women by Better Supporting Them Through Pregnancy and Beyond
Authors: Martha Hostetter; Sarah Klein
Source: The Commonwealth Fund
Date: October 1, 2019

 

Using the Robson 10-Group Classification System to Compare Cesarean Birth Utilization Between US Centers With and Without Midwives
Authors: Denise Colter Smith, CNM, PhD; Julia C. Phillippi, CNM, PhD; Nancy K Lowe, CNM, PhD; Rachel Blankstein Breman, RN, PhD, MPH; Nicole S. Carlson, CNM, PhD; Jeremy L. Neal, CNM, PhD; Eric Gutierrez, MPH; Ellen L. Tilden, CNM, PhD
Source: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Date: September 25, 2019

 

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Pregnancy-Related Deaths — United States, 2007–2016
Authors: Emily E. Petersen, MD; Nicole L. Davis, PhD; David Goodman, PhD; Shanna Cox, MSPH; Carla Syverson, MSN; Kristi Seed; Carrie Shapiro-Mendoza, PhD; William M. Callaghan, MD; Wanda Barfield, MD
Source: US Department of Health and Human Services/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Date: September 6, 2019

 

Income inequality and racial disparities in pregnancy-related mortality in the US
Authors: 
Dovile Vilda; Maeve Wallace; Lauren Dyer; Emily Harville; Katherine Theall
Source: SSM - Population Health
Date: August 28, 2019

 

Racial and ethnic disparities in severe maternal morbidity prevalence and trends
Authors: Stephanie A. Leonard, PhD; Elliott K. Main, MD; Karen A. Scott, MD, MPH; Jochen Profit, MD, MPH; Suzan L. Carmichael, PhD
Source: Annals of Epidemiology
Date: May 2019

 

Vital Signs: Pregnancy-Related Deaths, United States, 2011–2015, and Strategies for Prevention, 13 States, 2013–2017
Authors: Emily E. Petersen, MD; Nicole L. Davis, PhD; David Goodman, PhD; Shanna Cox, MSPH; Nikki Mayes; Emily Johnston, MPH; Carla Syverson, MSN; Kristi Seed; Carrie K. Shapiro-Mendoza, PhD; William M. Callaghan, MD; Wanda Barfield, MD
Source: 
US Department of Health and Human Services/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Date: May 10, 2019

 

The contribution of maternal characteristics and cesarean delivery to an increasing trend of severe maternal morbidity
Authors: 
Stephanie A. Leonard; Elliott K. Main; Suzan L. Carmichael
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Date: January 9, 2019

 

Trends and Disparities in Delivery Hospitalizations Involving Severe Maternal Morbidity, 2006-2015
Authors: 
Kathryn R. Fingar, Ph.D., M.P.H.; Megan M, Hambrick, M.S.W.; Kevin C. Heslin, Ph.D.; Jennifer E. Moore, Ph.D., R.N.
Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Date: September 2018

 

Maternal Outcomes by Race for Women Aged 40 Years or Older
Authors: 
Whitney A. Booker, MD; Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, MD; Jean-Ju Sheen, MD; Jason D. Wright, MD; Zainab Siddiq, MS; Mary E. D’Alton, MD; and Alexander M. Friedman, MD
Source: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Date: August 2018

 

Postpartum hemorrhage outcomes and race
Authors: Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, MD; Sindhu K. Srinivas, MD; Jason D. Wright, MD; Dena Goffman, MD; Zainab Siddiq, MS; Mary E. D'Alton, MD; Alexander M. Friedman, MD
Source: 
American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Date: August 2018

 

Population-level factors associated with maternal mortality in the United States, 1997–2012
Authors: Daniel B. Nelson; Michelle H. Moniz; Matthew M. Davis
Source: BMC Public Health
Date: August 2018

 

Health Care Disparity and Pregnancy-Related Mortality in the United States, 2005-2014
Authors: 
Amirhossein Moaddab; Gary Dildy; Haywood Brown; Zhoobin Bateni; Michael Belfort; Haleh Sangi-Haghpeykar; Steven Clark
Source:
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Date: April 2018

 

Racial disparities in comorbidity and severe maternal morbidity/mortality in the United States: an analysis of temporal trends
Authors: Amy Metcalfe; James Wick; Paul Ronksley
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Date: January 2018

 

Epidemiology of racial/ethnic disparities in severe maternal morbidity and mortality
Authors: Sarah J. Holdt Somer, MD; Rachel G. Sinkey, MD; Allison S. Bryant, MD, MPH
Source: Seminars in Perinatology
Date: August 2017

 

Black-White Differences in Severe Maternal Morbidity and Site of Care
Authors: 
Elizabeth A. Howell, MD, MPP; Natalia Egorova, PhD, MPH; Amy Balbierz, MPH; Jennifer Zeitlin, DSc, MA; Paul L. Hebert, PhD
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Date: January 2016

 

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