3141.0 Greg Alexander Outstanding Students Papers Session:

Monday, October 27, 2008: 10:30 AM
This session is named after Dr. Greg Alexander, an extraordinary maternal and child health researcher and a mentor for numerous students. Dr. Alexander died in 2007. In this session, students disseminate findings from their independent or collaborative research projects. Maternal characteristics and behaviors have potential impact on infant early feeding, birth weight, and childhood obesity. Maternal perceptions of food insecurity and employment instability will be described. Biological, psychosocial and environmental determinants for infant weight and nutrition in urban populations and populations from multi states will also be addressed by student researchers.
Session Objectives: Objective 1: understand physical and social determinants for infant nutrition Objective 2: analyze environmental factors contributing to infant weight issues Objective 3: compare and contrast nutrition-related maternal and child health issues in different aggregates
Carol Shieh, RNC, MPH, DNSc , Jonathan B. Kotch, MD, MPH , Cynthia H. Cassell, PhD , Jihong Liu, ScD and Anne Wallis, PhD
Gigliola Baruffi, MD, MPH

10:30 AM
Association of Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy (HDP) with Obesity and Prematurity in an Inner-City Population
Noor Afshan Sabzposh, MD, MPH, Karen Benker, MD/MPH, Charles H. Bowers Jr., MD and Michael A. Joseph, PhD, MPH
10:45 AM
11:00 AM
Maternal employment instability and childhood overweight: A longitudinal study
Leslie Stewart, BA, Eunice Rodriguez, DrPH and Yujia Liu, MA
11:15 AM
Multilevel analysis of neighborhood factors and maternal behaviors in the prevalence of low birth weight and preterm births in a South Carolina PRAMS population
Stephen Nkansah-Amankra, PhD, MPH, MA, Kathryn Luchok, PhD, James R. Hussey, PhD, Kenneth W. Watkins, PhD and Xiaofeng (Steven) Liu, PhD
11:30 AM
Reasons why women do not breastfeed: A southeastern state study
Chinelo Amarachukwu Ogbuanu, MD, MPH, Janice C. Probst, PhD, Sarah B. Laditka, PhD, Jihong Liu, ScD, Jong-Deuk Baek, PH D and Saundra Glover, MBA, PhD

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health