Health Policy Researcher Studying Opportunities and Barriers to Improving Vaccination Rates Among Medicaid-covered Children

Ali Moghtaderi, PhD, MBA, a professor of health policy and economics at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) is an active participant in a new project exploring opportunities and barriers to improve immunization rates among Medicaid-covered children and pregnant women. Funded by the U.S.

Health Policy PhD Student Publishes Op-Ed on Kentucky Bill Targeting Pregnant Women Addicted to Opioids

Rachel Keller Landis argues that expanding the definition of child abuse to include neonatal abstinence syndrome is likely to harm infants.

More Evidence That Community Health Centers Are Cost-effective

Study emulating randomized experiment design adds to body of knowledge documenting lower costs of using community health centers.

Publication Details How Medical-Legal Partnerships Can Promote Public Health and Health Justice

Medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) are a powerful tool for promoting public health and health justice that can both improve low-income families’ health and effect policy change at the institutional and community levels, according to an article published in Public Health Reports.

Number of U.S. Alcohol-exposed Pregnancies and Births May Be Substantially Lower Than Previously Estimated

Pregnant woman wrestling with whether to take a drink

Approximately 731,000 women in the U.S. are at risk for alcohol-exposed pregnancies each month, according to a new estimate published by researchers at the University of California at San Francisco. Although this number still indicates cause for concern, the new estimate is much lower than the estimate of 3.3 million released in 2016 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).