November 15 Nov 15
Monday Mon

PHS Data Showcase

Maternal & Child Health: PHS Data Resources & Services

The speakers will describe how datasets available through PHS can be used for maternal and child health research. They will provide comparisons of the datasets and examples of their use. The talk will be followed by an open question and answer session.


Stephanie Leonard, PhD, is an Instructor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University School of Medicine and a faculty member of the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative and the Dunlevie Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center. Dr. Leonard’s primary research interest is in applying novel epidemiologic methods to perinatal health and health systems research, with a focus on health equity among birthing people. Since coming to Stanford in 2017, her work has primarily focused on severe maternal morbidity, contributing to major developments in the understanding of severe maternal morbidity and its disparities at the population level and methods to improve research in this area.

Dr. Suzan Carmichael is a perinatal and nutritional epidemiologist and Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Her research focuses on improving maternal and infant health. Exposure themes include nutrition, social context, care, environmental contaminants, and genetics. Outcomes include severe maternal morbidity, stillbirth, birth defects, and preterm delivery. She is particularly interested in understanding the intersection of these varied types of exposures and outcomes and how they interact to impact health and health disparities, for the mother-baby dyad.