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MEDIA CONTRIBUTIONS

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

MOST RECENT CONTRIBUTIONS TO SCIENCE

METHODS FOR ESTIMATING INFERTILITY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

MAY 2017

This research developed a measure to estimate infertility using Demographic and Health Survey data, which is available in over 90 low-to-middle-income countries. This provides a pragmatic, cost-effective method to estimate infertility rates.

Published in the journal Human Reproduction.

TRENDS AND PATTERNS OF
MATERNAL MORTALITY IN THE UNITED STATES

MAY 2017

The objective of this study was to examine maternal mortality by sociodemographic characteristics and cause of death. The quality of maternal mortality statistics was also explored. In general, finding showed that maternal mortality has not improved in the United States and appears to be increasing. These findings, however, may be skewed by data quality issues.


Published in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology.

PLURALITY OF BIRTH AND INFANT MORTALITY DUE TO EXTERNAL CAUSES IN THE UNITED STATES

FEBRUARY 2017

Risk of death during the first year of life due to external causes, such as unintentional injury, may be higher among twins and higher-order multiples than among singletons. We used national birth cohort linked birth–infant death data (2000–2010) to evaluate the risk of infant mortality due to external causes in multiples versus singletons in the United States. In general, we found twins and higher-order multiples were at greater risk of infant mortality due to external causes. 

Published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

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Assistant Professor Marie Thoma joined host Craig Cohen on the radio show Houston Matters to discuss discrepancies in the number of pregnancy-related deaths in Texas.