The study by SPH graduate Laura Attanasio and Associate Professor Katy Kozhimannil examined data on hospital-based births in New York state in 2014 and found that hospitals with more midwife-attended births had lower rates of cesarean birth and episiotomy among low-risk women.
A commentary written by Associate Professor Katy Kozhimannil and Assistant Professor Carrie Henning-Smith points out that one-in-five rural residents is a person of color or Indigenous person, and the communities where they reside often face the greatest health risks.
A commentary by Associate Professor Katy Kozhimannil says addressing the well-being of infants with opioid-affected births requires renewed efforts to prevent, detect, and treat opioid use disorders among mothers.
A study by Associate Professor Katy Kozhimannil shows that more than 60 percent of rural moms with opioid use disorder give birth in local hospitals that may have more limited capacity to care for them and their babies.
Associate Professor Katy Kozhimannil joins the journal dedicated to providing important information on women’s health for researchers, health professionals, social scientists, policymakers, and others.
Research from Associate Professor Katy Kozhimannil found that families living in non-urban-adjacent rural counties faced increased risk of out-of-hospital birth, birth in a hospital that does not provide obstetric care, and preterm birth, after losing hospital-based obstetric services.
A study co-authored by Associate Professor Katy Kozhimannil found that women who gave birth at hospitals with a larger percentage of midwife-attended births were less likely to have cesarean deliveries and episiotomies.
A study from researcher Carrie Henning-Smith shows how low birth volume hospitals are using creative solutions to staff obstetrics units for deliveries.
Associate Professor Katy Kozhimannil was selected to the editorial board of Women’s Health Issues for her influential research examining maternal health topics.
A report by researcher Carrie Henning-Smith details the barriers rural residents face in finding long-term and nursing home care in their communities.
Assistant Professor Rachel Hardeman and Associate Professor Katy Kozhimannil say examining structural racism is the key to eliminating racial health inequity in the United States.
Research from Associate Professor Katy Kozhimannil finds that pregnant women who use opioids for nonmedical reasons also have a higher prevalence of mental illness, or co-occurring substance abuse.