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Faculty Research Summaries

One of the goals of the grant is to develop, disseminate and translate knowledge to inform MCH training, research, policy and practice. As part of our grant focus on translating knowledge to practice, each MCH faculty member will produce a two-page summary or policy brief of each recently published scientific paper for community use. The faculty research summaries can be found on this page.


Birth Defects:

Updated national birth prevalence estimates for selected birth defects in the United States, 2004-2006
Parker SE, Mai CT, Canfield MA, Rickard R, Wang Y, Meyer RE, Anderson P, Mason CA, Collins JS, Kirby RS, Correa A; for the National Birth Defects Prevention Network. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2010 Sep 28. [Epub ahead of print]


Sexual Health:

Confusion about Pap Smears: Lack of Knowledge Among High-Risk Women
Daley, E., Perrin, K., Vamos, C., Hernandez, N., Anstey, E., Baker, E., Kolar, S., & Ebbert, J.  (2013). Journal of Women’s Health, 22(1), 67-74.

Google It: Obtaining Information About STD/HIV Testing Services Online
Habel, M.A., Hood, J., Desai, S., Kachur, R., Buhi, E.R., Liddon, N. (2011).Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 38,334-338.

State of the Union: Sexual Health Disparities in a National Sample of US College Students
Buhi, E.R., Marhefka, S.L., Hoban, M.T. (2008).  Journal of American College Health, 58(4), 337-346.

Cognitive and Emotional Responses to Human Papillomavirus Test Results in Men
Daley, E., Buhi, E., Marhefka, S., Baker, E., Kolar, S., Ebbert, J., Vamos, C., Abrahamsen, M. & Giuliano, A. (2012). Cognitive & Emotional Responses to Human Papillomavirus Test Results in Men. American Journal of Health Behavior 36(6), 770-785.

Pilot Study of Internet-Based Video-Group for Women with HIV

Marhefka, S. L., Iziduh, S., Fuhrmann, H. J., Lopez, B., Glueckauf, R., Lynn, V., & Baldwin, J. (2013). Internet-based video-group delivery of Healthy Relationships–A “prevention with positives” intervention: Report on a single group pilot test among women living with HIV. AIDS care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, DOI:10.1080/09540121.2013.793266DOI:10.1080/09540121.2013.793266

Perinatal Health:

A Multistate Quality Improvement Initiative to Decrease Elective Deliveries Before 39 Weeks
Oshiro, B.T., Kowaleski, L., Sappenfield, W., Alter, C.C., Bettegowda, V.R., Russell, R., Curran, J., Reeves, L., Kacica, M., Andino, N., Mason-Marti, P., Crouse, D., Knight, S., Littlejohn, K., Malatok, S., Dudley, D.J., Berms, S.D. (2013). Obstet Gynecol, 121(5): 1025-1031.

Hospital Use, Associated Costs, and Payer Status for Infants Born with Spina Bifida

Radcliff, E., Cassell, C. H., Tanner, J. P., Kirby, R. S., Watkins, S., Correia, J., Peterson, C. and Grosse, S. D. (2012), Hospital use, associated costs, and payer status for infants born with spina bifida. Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology, 94: 1044–1053. doi: 10.1002/bdra.23084


Political Contexts Surrounding Title X, the National Family Planning Program, Over the Past Four Decades:  Oral Histories with Key Stakeholders in Florida

Vamos CA, Daley EM, Perrin KM, Buhi ER, Mahan CR. (2012) Political contexts surrounding Title X, the National Family Planning Program, over the past four decades: Oral histories from key stakeholders in Florida. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health. 57 (6):603-613.


Preventing the Second Pregnancy: A School-based Intervention for Teen Mothers.

Key JD, Gebregziabher MG, Marsh LD, O’Rourke KM. Effectiveness of an intensive, school-based intervention for teen mothers. Journal of Adolescent Health 42 (2008);394-400.