Women

Current Projects

  • Emergency Obstetrics in Communities Without Hospital-Based Maternity Care
    The purpose of this project is to describe rural hospitals that do not provide obstetric services and to survey a sample of these hospitals regarding their capacity for emergency obstetrics locally in order to inform policy to support access to high-quality maternity care for all pregnant rural residents.
    Research center: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Health disparities and health equity, Health services, Healthcare access, Hospitals and clinics, Maternal health, Quality, Women
  • Making It Work: Models of Success in Rural Maternity Care
    The purpose of this project is to update information on access to obstetric services in rural counties, to identify common factors across rural communities that have maintained local hospital-based obstetric services, and to describe best practices associated with successfully supporting birth locally in rural communities.
    Research center: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Health disparities and health equity, Health services, Healthcare access, Hospitals and clinics, Maternal health, Quality, Women
  • 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