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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: The Fourth Annual Outstanding Student Papers in Maternal and Child Health Showcase
3121.0: Monday, December 12, 2005: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
The Fourth Annual Outstanding Student Papers in Maternal and Child Health Showcase
This annual showcase is a collaborative effort between the Maternal and Child Health Section and the Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health and is designed to promote academic contributions and achievement in maternal and child health (MCH) among graduate students. The papers were chosen as the most outstanding student papers submitted for consideration. This year’s presentations touch on a variety of topics within MCH including social determinants of health, post partum depression, post-partum nutrition, verbal ability and physically aggressive behavior, and risk-taking behavior among South Africa youth.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this session the learner will be able to: 1) Discuss the associations between women’s social status and child health and well-being at the state level, 2) Describe neighborhood effects on fruit and vegetable consumption among women from a low-income, post-partum population, 3) Recognize the impact of demographic, family, pregnancy, and infant characteristics on the risk of post-partum depression, 4) Identify the interrelationship between children’s verbal ability, maternal depression, and physical aggression, and 5) Describe contextual and social factors that may contribute to risk-taking behavior among young, rural South African youth.
Organizer(s):Thomas Vallin, MPH
Carol Shieh, RNC, DNSc
Anne Wallis, PhD
Jihong Liu, ScD
Moderator(s):Jose Gorrin-Peralta, MD, MPH, FACOG
10:30 AMIntroductory Remarks
10:35 AMA state level analysis of the relationship between women’s social status and child health and well-being in the United States  [ Recorded presentation ]
Allison Appleton, Alisa K. Lincoln, PhD, MPH, Karestan Koenen, PhD
10:50 AMIndividual and neighborhood demographic factors of fruit and vegetable consumption among low-income postpartum women  [ Recorded presentation ]
Tamara Dubowitz, MSc, SM, S.V. Subramanian, PhD, Dolores Acevedo-Garcia, PhD, Theresa L. Osypuk, MS, Karen E. Peterson, ScD, RD
11:05 AMA longitudinal analysis of postpartum depression among employed women
Rada K. Dagher, MPH, PhD Cand, Patricia M. McGovern, PhD, Bryan E. Dowd, PhD, Laurie Ukestad, MS, David McCaffrey
11:20 AMRelationship between verbal abilily, maternal depression, and physically aggressive behavior among children  [ Recorded presentation ]
Elizabeth Anson, BA, Robert E. Cole, PhD, Harriet J. Kitzman, RN, PhD, Kimberly J. Sidora-Arcoleo, MPH, Linda Chaudron, MD, MS
11:35 AMSocial instability and violence in relation to the risk-taking behaviors of young adolescents in rural KwaZulu/Natal, South Africa  [ Recorded presentation ]
Aliza Monroe-Wise, Abigail Harrison, PhD
11:50 AMDiscussion
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by:APHA-Student Assembly; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, CME, CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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