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Featured Publications from MCH Faculty and Students at Dornsife


Nina Sun, JD, assistant clinical professor and deputy director of Global Health, published Overturning Roe v Wade: reproducing injustice in The BMJ. (6/27/22)

Leah Popek, MPH, a former MCH Trainee at DSPH, and Renee M. Turchi, MD, MPH, FAAP, co-authored Maternal postpartum depression: risk factors, impacts, and interventions for the NICU and beyond in Current Opinion in Pediatrics. (6/1/22)

Irene Headen, PhD, MS, was lead author of Racism and perinatal health inequities research: where we have been and where we should go, published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. (5/18/22)

Renee M. Turchi, MD, MPH, FAAP, was a co-author on The Critical Value of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) to Graduate Training in Public Health: A Framework to Guide Education, Research and Practice, published in the Maternal and Child Health Journal. (5/7/22)

Allison Groves, PhD, MHS, was lead author on Preexposure Prophylaxis Acceptability Among Pregnant Individuals and Implications for Human Immunodeficiency Virus Prevention, published in the Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. (3/10/22)

Renee Davis, MD, MPH, and Renee M. Turchi, MD, MPH, FAAP, were authors on Developing a Public Health Maternal and Child Health Training Program: Lessons Learned from Five Schools of Public Health, published in the Maternal and Child Health Journal. (1/03/22)

Lynch, A., Raziano, V., Feehan, K. et al. authored Unmet Needs of Male Caregivers of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, published in the Maternal and Child Health Journal. (10/15/21)

Nora Lee, PhD, was a co-author on Improving asthma symptoms among inner-city women during pregnancy: A prospective cohort intervention, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. (10/21)

Allison Groves, PhD, MHS, was lead author on A mixed-methods study of resilience and return to school among adolescent mothers in South Africa, published in Global Public Health. (8/25/21)

Suratha Elango, MD, MSHP, Rebecca Whitmire, MD, MPH, John Kim, MPH, CPH, Zekarias Berhane, PhD, Renee Davis, MD, MPH and Renee M. Turchi, MD, MPH, FAAP, were authors on Family experience of caregiver burden and health care usage in a statewide medical home program published in Academic Pediatrics. (7/15/21)

Sarah Bowler, MPH, a former MCH Trainee at DSPH, and Allison Groves, PhD, MHS, were co-authors of Adolescent dating violence prevention programmes: a global systematic review of evaluation studies, published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. (3/21)

Amy Carroll-Scott,PhD, MPH, and Renee Turchi, MD, MPH, were authors on Community health workers: improving population health through integration into healthcare systems, published in Current Opinion in Pediatrics. (10/15/20)

Cinthya K. Alberto, PhD, Jessie Kemmick Pintor, PhD, and several other Dornsife faculty co-authored Association of maternal citizenship and state-level immigrant policies With health insurance coverage among US-born Latino youths, published on JAMA Open Network. (10/1/20)

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