Maria Perez-Patron, PhD

Southwest Rural Health Research Center

Phone: 979.436.9490
Email: perez-patron@tamhsc.edu

Texas A&M University
School of Public Health
219 University at Adriance
College Station, TX 77843


Current Projects - (2)

  • Rural Versus Urban Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence
    This project will determine rural-urban disparities in the prevalence of intimate partner violence-related hospitalizations using a national representative sample of hospital admissions for the period between 2009-2014 using data from the national Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project.
    Research center: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Health disparities and health equity, Violence and abuse, Women
  • Trends in Preterm Birth by Rural Status in the U.S.
    This project will determine rates of preterm birth by rural versus urban residence and across census regions. The project will also examine the relationship between preterm birth and maternal characteristics, including race and ethnicity as well as pregnancy complications among women in rural versus urban residence.
    Research center: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Health disparities and health equity, Maternal health, Women