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I enjoy working with the media to disseminate findings and tell the stories of how research intersects with policies and with people's lives.  My research has been covered by excellent reporters in multiple media outlets, including feature stories by the New York Times, Washington Post, National Public Radio, Wall Street Journal, US News & World Report, and the Huffington Post. These media stories, commentaries, and podcasts have generated dialogue, interest and policy action at local, state, and national levels.


Fritz A, Interrante J, Kozhimannil KB. "WIC funding gap could endanger rural mothers." Minneapolis Star Tribune. January 25, 2024.
Kozhimannil K, Henning-Smith C, Rydberg K. "Strengthen University of Minnesota's rural partnerships to improve health." Duluth News Tribune. October 17, 2023
Kozhimannil KB, "Declining access to US maternity care is a systemic injustice." BMJ. September 7, 2023
Enns E & Kozhimannil KB, "Minnesotans Should Put Their Masks Back On." Minneapolis Star Tribune. March 15, 2022.
Widome R, Chomilo N, Gollust S, Hardeman R, Henning-Smith C, Kozhimannil KB, Slaughter-Acey J, Smith K & Wrigley-Field E, "Implementing Vaccine Policy that Addresses Equity Should be a University of Minnesota Priority." MinnPost. August 11, 2021.
Kozhimannil KB, "How Can Health Policy Researchers Measure Structural Racism?" Tradeoffs Research Corner. June 11, 2021.
Henning-Smith C, Tuttle M & Kozhimannil KB, "Racism and Rurality in COVID-19 Burden." The Medical Care Blog. May 6, 2021. May 6, 2021.
Kozhimannil KB, Tuttle M, Henning-Smith C, "The Heaviest COVID Burden Afflicts Rural People of Color." Minneapolis Star Tribune. March 1, 2021.
Kozhimannil KB, "Indigenous Maternal Health – A Crisis Demanding Attention. "JAMA Health Forum. May 18, 2020.
Kozhimannil KB, "Rural Moms Already Have No Place To Go. The Coronavirus Will Make It Worse." US News & World Report. April 28, 2020.
Kozhimannil KB, Zimmerman M, "Keeping Moms Alive: Medicaid Policy Changes and Ideas for Systems Transformation." Health Affairs Blog. March 3, 2020.
Kozhimannil KB, "Make Motherhood Safer in Rural America." Minneapolis Star Tribune. December 23, 2019.
Kozhimannil KB, "Rural Health is Climate Health." Daily Yonder. October 25, 2019.
Daw J, Kozhimannil KB & Admon LK, "High Rates of Perinatal Insurance Churn Persist After the ACA." Health Affairs Blog. September 16, 2019.
Peahl AF, Kozhimannil KB & Admon L, "Addressing the US Maternal Health Crisis: Policies of 2020 Presidential Candidates." Health Affairs Blog, June 26, 2019.
Kozhimannil KB & Henning-Smith C, "Missing Voices in America’s Rural Health Narrative." Health Affairs Blog, April 10, 2019.
Kozhimannil KB, "Impossible Math: Financing a Freestanding Birth Center and Supporting Health Equity." AJMC Blog, February 19, 2019.
Kozhimannil KB, Hernandez E, Mendez DM & Chappele-McGruder T, "Beyond the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act: The Role of Implementation and Further Policy Change to Address the US Maternal Mortality Crisis." Health Affairs Blog, February 4, 2019.
Kozhimannil KB & Hardeman RR. Guest authors, "Black Maternal Mortality. "Healthcare Triage with Dr. Aaron Carroll. September 4, 2018.
Kozhimannil KB, "A Blueprint for Building Better Maternity Care Payment Systems." AJMC Blog, July 3, 2018.
Kozhimannil KB & Frakt A, "Rural America’s Disappearing Maternity Care." Washington Post, November 8, 2017.
Kozhimannil KB, "Our Maternity Care System is Broken: Here’s How We Can Fix It." AJMC Blog, October 17, 2017.
Kozhimannil KB, "Role of Racial and Geographical Bias in Rural Maternity Care." AJMC Blog, September 5, 2017.
Kozhimannil KB, "Maternal Deaths are a National Tragedy That Deserve a National Response." The Incidental Economist, August 7, 2017.
Kozhimannil KB, "How Health Plans Can Support Moms." AJMC Blog, July 25, 2017.
Kozhimannil KB, "As We Mourn Infant Death, Let’s Take Care of Moms." AJMC Blog, July 10, 2017.
Kozhimannil KB, Hardeman RR & Polston R, "Toward a Better Birth for All Women." AJMC Blog, June 9, 2017.
Kozhimannil KB, "A Bundle of Joy? Bundled Payments for Maternity Care." AJMC Blog, May 28, 2016.
Kozhimannil KB, Hardeman RR & Almanza J, "Doula-Assisted Birth: Improved Outcomes and Lowered Costs." Minnesota Physician, April 2016.
Kozhimannil KB, "Removing Barriers to Contraceptive Access." AJMC Blog, April 7, 2016.
Kozhimannil KB, "Hospital or Home: Building a Better US Maternity Care System." AJMC Blog, January 18, 2016.
Kozhimannil KB, "What is the Ideal Cesarean Rate?" AJMC Blog, December 9, 2015.
Kozhimannil KB, "Pregnant Women Need to Know the Costs of Care." AJMC Blog, September 30, 2015.
Kozhimannil KB, "Health Plans Should Consider Paying for Doula Services." AJMC Blog, Aug 12, 2015.
Kozhimannil KB, "The Urgent Need to Improve Value in US Maternity Care." AJMC Blog, July 11, 2015.
Kozhimannil KB & Hardeman RR, "How Medicaid Coverage For Doula Care Could Improve Birth Outcomes, Reduce Costs, And Improve Equity." Health Affairs Blog, July 1, 2015. Recognized as one of the top 10 most-read Health Affairs Blog postings in 2015.
Kozhimannil KB, "Who Delivers Babies in Rural Hospitals?" Health Talk Expert Perspective. March 23, 2015.
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