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I conduct research to inform the development, implementation, and evaluation of health policy that impacts health care delivery, quality, and outcomes during critical times in the lifecourse, including pregnancy and childbirth. The goal of my work is to contribute to the evidence base for clinical and policy strategies to advance racial, gender, and geographic equity and to collaborate with stakeholders in making policy change to address social determinants and structural injustice in order to facilitate improved health and well-being.

PUBLISHED WORKS (first or senior author)

Daw J, Admon LK, MacCallum-Bridge C, Kozhimannil KB. Continuous Medicaid Eligibility During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Postpartum Coverage, Health Care, and Outcomes. JAMA Health Forum. 2024 Mar 1;5(3):e240004. doi: 10.1001/jamahealthforum.2024.0004. PMID: 38457131; PMCID: PMC10924249
Interrante JD, Fritz AH, McCoy MB, Kozhimannil KB. Effects of breastfeeding peer counseling on county-level breastfeeding rates among WIC participants in Greater Minnesota. Women’s Health Issues. [Published online ahead of print, 2024 Jan 8; doi:10.1016/j.whi.2023.12.001]
Kozhimannil KB. Declining access to US maternity care is a systemic injustice. BMJ. 2023;382:2038. Published 2023 Sep 7. doi:10.1136/bmj.p2038
Kozhimannil KB, Sheffield EC, Fritz AH, Henning-Smith C, Interrante JD, Lewis VA. Health Services Research. Rural/urban differences in rates and predictors of intimate partner violence and abuse screening among pregnant and postpartum United States residents. [published online ahead of print, 2023 Aug Health Serv Res. 2023;10.1111/1475-6773.14212. doi:10.1111/1475-6773.1421]
Kozhimannil KB, Leonard SA, Handley SC, Passarella M, Main EK, Lorch SL, Phibbs C. Obstetric Volume and Severe Maternal Morbidity Among Low-Risk and Higher-Risk Patients Giving Birth at Rural and Urban U.S. Hospitals. JAMA Health Forum. 2023;4(6):e232110. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2023.2110.
Kozhimannil KB, Lewis VA, Interrante JD, Chastain PL, Admon L. Screening for and Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence in the United States Before, During, and After Pregnancy, 2016-2019. [published online ahead of print, 2023 Jan 26]. American Journal of Public Health. 2023;e1-e9. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2022.307195
Admon LK, Daw J, Interrante JD, Basile Ibrahim B, Millette M, Kozhimannil KB. Rural and Urban differences in Insurance Coverage at Prepregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum. [published online ahead of print, 2023 Feb 2]. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2023;10.1097/AOG.0000000000005081. doi:10.1097/AOG.0000000000005081
Kozhimannil KB, Hassan A, Hardeman RR. Abortion Access as a Racial Justice Issue. N Engl J Med. 2022 Oct 27;387(17):1537-1539. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp2209737. Epub 2022 Sep 7.PMID: 36069823 No abstract available.
Kozhimannil KB, Interrante JD, Basile Ibrahim B, Chastain P, Millette MJ, Daw J, Admon LK. Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Postpartum Health Insurance Coverage Among Rural and Urban U.S. Residents. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2022 Oct;31(10):1397-1402. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2022.0169. Epub 2022 Aug 30.PMID: 36040353
Interrante JD, Admon LK, Carroll C, Henning-Smith C, Chastain P, Kozhimannil KB. Association of Health Insurance, Geography, and Race and Ethnicity With Disparities in Receipt of Recommended Postpartum Care in the US. JAMA Health Forum. 2022 Oct 7;3(10):e223292. doi: 10.1001/jamahealthforum.2022.3292.PMID: 36239954 Free PMC article.
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