Dean's Seed Funding Award

"Preconception Care and Pregnancy-related Morbidity and Infant Health Outcomes among Women with Disabilities using Virginia PRAMS Data"

headshot of Ann Shih, Ph.D.

Ann Shih, assistant professor in Health Administration department will be collaborating with Virginia Department of Health to achieve the following objectives:

  • To understand the preconception health and preconception care among women with disabilities and how it differs from their counterparts.
  • To investigate factores associated with preconception care-seeking behaviors and how disability status affects the associations.
  • To investigate the associations between preconception health, preconception care, and pregnancy-related outcomes, and infant health outcomes.

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