Economic Determinants of Birth Outcomes – Dr. Claire Margerison-Zilko – Michigan State University


Preterm delivery is the leading cause of perinatal mortality in the U.S. and occurs more frequently among women who are socioeconomically disadvantaged, yet we know little about the causal pathways leading to preterm birth.

Dr. Claire Margerison-Zilko, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Michigan State University, focuses her research on the social and economic determinants of women’s health across the life-course, with an emphasis on understanding racial and socioeconomic disparities in women’s health. To learn more about Dr. Margerison-Zilko and her work, look here: http://www.epi.msu.edu/faculty/margerison-zilko/.