3143.0 Greg Alexander Outstanding Students Papers Session: Maternal and child health research and implications

Monday, November 9, 2009: 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, such as racial and economic segregation and low birthweight, maternal employment and breastfeeding, maternal depression, and comparison of secondary data sources for maternal pre-pregnancy weight and height information.
Session Objectives: Objective 1: examine validity issues related to using secondary data sources for maternal and child health research Objective 2: analyze maternal environmental factors correlated with low birthweight or breastfeeding Objective 3: describe prevalence of maternal depression and the mediators that affect the effect of depression on child health.
Carol Shieh, RNC, MPH, DNSc and Jihong Liu, ScD

10:30 AM
Local racial residential segregation and low birthweight in Michigan cities
Michelle L. Precourt Debbink and Michael David Bader
10:45 AM
Self-efficacy as a mediator between child hospitalizations and maternal depression
Margaret L. Holland, MS, MPH, Byung-Kwang Yoo, MD,PhD, Harriet Kitzman, RN, PhD, Linda Chaudron, MD, MS, Peter Szilagyi, MD MPH and Helena Temkin-Greener, PhD
11:00 AM
Balancing Work and Family: The Effect of Employment Characteristics on Breastfeeding Initiation
Chinelo Amarachukwu Ogbuanu, MD, MPH, Saundra H. Glover, PhD, Janice C. Probst, PhD, James R. Hussey, PhD and Jihong Liu, ScD
11:15 AM
Prevalence and risk factors of maternal depression during the first three years of childrearing
Liang Wang, MD, MPH, Tiejian Wu, James L. Anderson and James E. Florence, DrPH, MPH

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: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)