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7/10/13: Family Physicians and Maternal Care
A recent study co-authored by MSI Principal Investigator Katy Kozhimannil (Health Policy and Management) shows that many physicians specializing in family practice, rather than specialists such as obstetrician-gynecologists, provide care to women before and during pregnancy. This research has implications for medical schools, which are implementing new family-medicine residency programs that have an option for less maternity-care training.
You can read more about this study on the School of Public Health website.
Professor Kozhimannil specializes in research to inform the development, implementation, and evaluation of health policy that impacts reproductive-age women and their families. She uses MSI to work with the large administrative and survey databases and linked datasets used to examine these questions.
An article about all of Professor Kozhimannil's research appears in the School of Public Health's blog, The SPHere.