IHPI experts focus on understanding women’s health issues throughout the lifespan, including reproductive health, maternal mental and behavioral health, insurance coverage, costs of care, transgender health and health policy, and obstetrical and gynecological care. Our researchers also study women's healthcare and gender-based disparities that impact prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes.
Maternal Healthcare Research at IHPI
Insurance care and
Lindsay Admon, M.D., M.Sc., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, and explains why pregnancy, postpartum, and insurance coverage are key in reducing preventable maternal morbidity and mortality.
Perinatal mood and
Kara Zivin, Ph.D., M.S., M.A., M.F.A., professor of psychiatry, talks about the prevalence of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and why screening and treatment plans for these conditions are essential in overall maternal care.
Alex Peahl, M.D., M.Sc., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, explains how a new model of prenatal care, called MiPATH, was designed to incorporate maternal medical care, education, and support that is better tailored to patients’ needs.
Michelle Moniz, M.D., M.Sc., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, explains how and why changes in maternal care out-of-pocket costs are shifting from insurance plans to families.
IHPI Briefs: Leading voices on women's health policy issues
The U.S. is experiencing a significant increase in births affected by substance use disorders (SUDs), particularly opioid or methamphetamine (or meth) use disorder. Untreated SUDs during pregnancy pose increased risks for life-threatening health problems, even death, for mothers and their infants.
This brief examines approaches that states are taking to restrict access to short-term health plans, which offer limited benefits and do not cover maternity care.
Immediate postpartum long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) refers to the insertion of an intrauterine device (IUD) or contraceptive implant immediately after childbirth, before hospital discharge. February 2018 Both IUDs and contraceptive implants may be placed prior to hospital discharge...
Higher risk of heart issues and stroke only seen in those with long-term hot flashes, night sweats and migraines; earlier focus on cardiovascular risk reduction and migraine care needed