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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
5175.0: Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - 5:30 PM

Abstract #119571

Future of MCH research: Emergent issues and populations

Stella M. Yu, ScD, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fisher's Lane, 18A-55, Rockville, MD 20857, 301-443-0695, syu@hrsa.gov, Bernard Guyer, MD, MPH, Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205, Arden S. Handler, DrPH, Community Health Sciences, University of Illinois School of Public Health, 2035 West Taylor, Chicago, IL 60612, Michael D. Kogan, PhD, MCHB/HRSA, 5600 Fishers Lane, 18-41, Rockville, MD 20857, Sylvia Guendelman, PhD, School of Public Health at the University of California Berkeley, 404 Warren Hall, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, and Eugene Declercq, MBA, PhD, School of Public Health, Maternal CHild Health, Boston University, 715 Albany Street #T5W, Boston, MA 02118.

Our session will address research needs pertaining to both emerging issues and populations. From a visionary approach, we will address issues related to services and systems as an area of MCH research focus. In the methodological area, we will discuss the important role of national surveys in MCH research: monitoring progress; establishing benchmarks; and suggesting new directions for more focused research. As an example of examining new developments in a frequently studied topic, we will provide an historical perspective and discuss new approaches to conducting prenatal care research. At the population level, we will address the needs of a very large emergent population of U.S. immigrant families and their children. This session intends to complement and be a follow up of last year's session on the ”Future of MCH research” that was based on a life cycle approach. This session would be of interest to both experienced and new investigators, as well as consumers of research such as practitioners, faculty and students.

Moderator: Stella M. Yu, ScD, MPH Chief, Research and Demonstration Branch, MCHB Discussant: Eugene Declercq, MBA, PhD Professor, Boston University • Systems issues in MCH research- Bernie Guyer, MD, MPH Professor, The Johns Hopkins University • Role of national surveys in MCH research – Michael Kogan, PhD Director, Office of Data and Program Development, MCHB • The past, present and future of prenatal care research – Arden Handler, DrPH Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago • Immigrant families and children – Sylvia Guendelman, PhD Professor, University of California at Berkeley

Learning Objectives:

Keywords: Prenatal Care, Research

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

I wish to disclose that I have NO financial interests or other relationship with the manufactures of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services or commercial supporters.

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The Future of MCH Research: Emergent Issues

The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA