3132.0 Greg Alexander Outstanding Student Paper Session: Maternal and Child Health Research and Implications

Monday, November 8, 2010: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
This session is named after Dr. Greg Alexander, an extraordinary maternal and child health researcher and a mentor for numerous students. In this session, students disseminate findings from their independent or collaborative research projects that investigate a variety of maternal and child health issues, such as maternal gestational weight gain and pregnancy and infant outcomes, relationship of WIC participation to breastfeeding, and impacts of air pollution and maternal depression on child health.
Session Objectives: Objective 1: examine pregnancy and infant outcomes related to inadequate and excessive maternal gestational weight gain Objective 2: analyze relationships between WIC participation and breastfeeding initiation and duration Objective 3: describe impacts of air pollution and maternal depression on child health.
Carol Shieh, RNC, MPH, DNSc
Martha L. Coulter, DrPH MSW

Weight gain during pregnancy in obese women: Should they gain even less?
Alexa Gallagher, MSPH, Jihong Liu, PhD and Nathan Hale, MPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Maternal and Child Health

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