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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.


Dr. Kozhimannil has presented at dozens of professional meetings and conferences, webinars, and grand rounds, and has been invited to give multiple keynote addresses. For speaking requests, please complete this form.

Below is a sampling of Dr. Kozhimannil's invited presentations at professional meetings, conferences, and webinars

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Dissemination and Communication of Rural Health Research. (Invited webinar). Interdisciplinary Research Leaders Program, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. January 2019; Minneapolis, MN
What’s at Stake as Rural America Loses Its Hospitals. (Invited webinar). USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism. January 2019; Los Angeles, CA.
The Rural Obstetric Workforce in US Hospitals: Challenges and Opportunities (Invited webinar). National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation and Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP). August 2017; Washington, DC.
Why Medicaid Data Matter for People’s Lives. (Invited webinar). Nuna. August 2017; San Francisco, CA.
Obstetric Care Quality and Access for Rural U.S. Women (Invited webinar). Rural Health Research Gateway. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP). January 2017; Rockville, MD.


Improving Access to Maternity Care: Challenges and Solutions for Rural Places. Partnership HealthPlan of California, February 2024; Fairfield, CA.
Improving Rural Health Equity: Telling the truth, Asking the right questions, Making an impact. Many Faces of Community Health Conference, August 2023; Bloomington, MN.
Who Will Deliver the Next Generation? The Rural Maternity Care Dilemma. Minnesota Medical Association Annual Meeting. September 21, 2018; St. Paul, MN
Overview of the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center and Rural Maternity Care Access. Stratis Health Board Meeting. January 2019; Bloomington, MN.
Reducing inequities in maternity care in Minnesota. MN Chapter of ACOG Annual Meeting, December 2019; Minneapolis, MN.


Rural Maternity Care Access: People, Providers, and Policy. Mathematica Health Care Decisions Affinity Group Visiting Speaker Series, April 2024; virtual.
Improving Access to Maternity Care: Challenges and Solutions for Rural Places. Stanford Health Policy, Stanford School of Medicine and Freeman Spogli Institute. February 2024; Stanford, CA.
Policy to Improve Postpartum Health Equity. NIH Pathways to Prevention Program, Identifying Risks and Interventions to Optimize Postpartum Health Workshop, December 2022; virtual.
Maternal Health Equity Across Race and Place. ASPE Health Policy Visiting Scholars Series, September 2021; virtual.
Rural Health Research Generating Real and Local Change. National Rural Health Association Annual Meeting, May 2021; virtual.
Maternal Health Equity Across Race and Place. Alaska Perinatal Quality Collaborative (AKPQC) and Maternal and Child Death Review (MCDR) Joint Summit, April 2021; virtual.
Pregnancy and Health Policy. (Invited congressional briefing). AcademyHealth and Jewish Healthcare Foundation, February 2021; virtual.
Racial Justice in Health: from Research to Re-imagining the Future. (Invited presentation). University of Washington School of Public Health, February 2021; virtual.
Establishing minimum thresholds for providing obstetric care in rural communities. (Invited workshop). Rural PREP Research Design and Dissemination Studio. American Hospital Association Rural Health Care Leadership Conference, January 2020; Phoenix, AZ.
Rural-urban differences in severe maternal morbidity and mortality (Press briefing). Health Affairs, National Press Club, December 2019; Washington, DC.
Public health and healthy communities of the future. (Invited presentation). University of Minnesota School of Public Health 75th Anniversary, Healthy Futures Summit, December 2019; Minneapolis, MN.
Maternity care in rural US communities (Invited presentation). University of British Columbia, School of Population and Public Health. July 2019; Vancouver, BC.
Framing Rural Maternity Care (Invited presentation). Rural Maternal Health Forum. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. June 2019; Washington, DC.
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center: Findings from Birth to Old Age. (Invited seminar). Minnesota Population Center. January 2019; Minneapolis, MN.
Opioid use Disorder during Pregnancy: Challenges for Care and Opportunities for Change. (Invited speaker). University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Management Seminar. December 2017; Minneapolis, MN.
Maternity Care Quality and Access in Rural Communities. (Invited speaker). State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC), University of Minnesota. November 2017; Minneapolis, MN.
To Fertility and Beyond. (Invited speaker). Gustavus Adolphus College Nobel Conference. August 2017; Minneapolis, MN
How We are Born: Why is Your Hospital the Biggest Risk Factor for Cesarean Birth? (Invited presentation). Office of Population Research, Princeton University. November 2016; Princeton, NJ.
A Deadly Epidemic: Nonmedical Use of Prescription Opioids among US Women. University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Management Seminar. October 2016; Minneapolis, MN.
Structural Racism: Concept and Measurement in the Public Health Literature (Invited presentation). University of Minnesota Program in Health Disparities Research. March 2016; Minneapolis, MN.
Disparities in Public Health: The Role of Structural Racism. (Invited presentation). University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Health Equity Working Group. February 2016; Minneapolis, MN.
Improving Medicaid Coverage Policies: Research and Legislation to Improve Birth Outcomes. (Invited presentation). Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. January 2016; Nashville, TN.
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