3154.0 Greg Alexander Outstanding Student Paper Session: Maternal and Child Health Research and Implications

Monday, October 29, 2012: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
o 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, maternal-infant bonding, hospital resource utilization for infants with birth defects, relationship of family meal frequency and maternal race/ethnicity, and barriers to receipt of flu shot among pregnant women in the US.
Session Objectives: Objective 1: determine impact of type of socioeconomic measure on race and gestational weight gain Objective 2: to discuss maternal-infant bonding and validity and reliability of a modified and shortened version of the Postpartum Bonding Questionnaire Objective 3: describe hospital use, associated charges and payer type among infants with spina bifida Objective 4: examine barriers to receipt of flu shot among pregnant women in the US Objective 5: assess association between family meal frequency and maternal race/ethnicity
Doug Taren, PhD, Ms

Hospital use, associated charges, and payer status for infants born with spina bifida
Elizabeth Radcliff, MSPH, Cynthia Cassell, PhD, Jean Paul Tanner, MPH, Russell Kirby, PhD, Sharon Watkins, PhD, Jane Correia, BS, Cora Peterson, PhD and Scott Grosse, PhD
Racial/ethnic disparities for family meals in a population-based cohort of two-year old children, Oregon, 2006-2008
Adiba Ali, MS, Kenneth D. Rosenberg, MD, MPH, Dawn Peters, PhD and Elizabeth Adams, PhD, RD
Reliability and Validity of a Modified Version of the Postpartum Bonding Questionnaire
Cara Bicking Kinsey, MS, RNC, Kesha Baptiste-Roberts, PhD, MPH and Kristen Kjerulff, MA, PhD

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)