Milton Kotelchuck
Harvard University
ObstetricsPublic healthDemographyOdds ratioHealth carePediatricsCohort studyPrenatal careGestational ageLow birth weightPregnancyPopulationGynecologyPoison controlMaternal and child healthGestationAssisted reproductive technologyFamily medicineBirth weightMedicineGerontology
Publications 105
#1Rachel C. Whooten (Harvard University)H-Index: 3
#2Gracia M. Kwete (Harvard University)H-Index: 5
Last. Elsie M. Taveras (Harvard University)H-Index: 67
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Abstract Background Early pregnancy through the first year of life represents an important period for family health promotion and obesity prevention. Overall, preventive interventions in pregnancy and infancy have insufficiently engaged fathers. We describe the rationale and design of First Heroes, an intervention to improve perinatal and obesity-related outcomes among mother-father-infant triads beginning in pregnancy. Methods/design First Heroes is a hybrid type 1 effectiveness-implementation ...
#1Fernanda Neri Mini (Harvard University)H-Index: 1
#2Jaclyn A. Saltzman (Harvard University)H-Index: 6
Last. Elsie M. Taveras (Harvard University)H-Index: 67
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This cross-sectional, descriptive study examined unmet social and economic needs and health information requests of low-income, expecting fathers who participated in the First 1000 Days program. Th...
#1Veni Kandasamy (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 2
#2Ashley H. Hirai (Health Resources and Services Administration)H-Index: 10
Last. Milton Kotelchuck (Harvard University)H-Index: 32
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Background Compared to other racial/ethnic groups, infant mortality rates (IMR) are persistently highestamong Black infants in the United States, yet there is considerable regional variation. We examined state and county-level contextual factors that may explain regional differences in Black IMR and identified potential strategies for improvement. Methods and findings Black infant mortality data are from the Linked Birth/Infant Death files for 2009-2011. State and county contextual factors withi...
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#1Tiffany Blake-Lamb (Harvard University)H-Index: 7
#2Alexy Arauz Boudreau (IU: Indiana University)H-Index: 1
Last. Elsie M. TaverasH-Index: 67
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OBJECTIVE: To examine the associations of a clinical and public health systems-change intervention on the prevalence of excess gestational weight gain among high-risk, low-income women. METHODS: In a quasi-experimental trial, we compared the prevalence of excess gestational weight gain among women before (n=643) and after (n=928) implementation of the First 1,000 Days program in two community health centers in Massachusetts. First 1,000 Days is a systematic program starting in early pregnancy an...
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#1Hafsatou Diop (Massachusetts Department of Public Health)H-Index: 19
#2Howard Cabral (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 4
Last. Milton Kotelchuck (Harvard University)H-Index: 32
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Introduction We examined the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in Massachusetts (MA) comparing children born via assisted reproductive technology (ART) and children born to women with indicators of subfertility but no ART (Subfertile), to children born to women with neither ART nor indicators of subfertility (Fertile). We assessed the direct, indirect, and total effects of ART and subfertility on ASD among singletons.
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#1Kirsten K. Davison (Harvard University)H-Index: 52
#2Adam G. Gavarkovs (Harvard University)H-Index: 6
Last. Elsie M. Taveras (Harvard University)H-Index: 67
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OBJECTIVE: Fathers are critical stakeholders in childhood obesity prevention but are difficult to engage. This review presents a new approach to engaging fathers in obesity prevention during the first 1,000 days. METHODS: The review focuses on five existing health and social service programs, including prenatal care, pediatric care, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, home visiting, and Early Head Start. For each program, the obesity prevention services p...
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#1Kimberlyn McGrail (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 26
#2Kerina H. Jones (Swansea University)H-Index: 19
Last. Milton Kotelchuck (Harvard University)H-Index: 32
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Information is increasingly digital, creating opportunities to respond to pressing issues about human populations in near real time using linked datasets that are large, complex, and diverse. The potential social and individual benefits that can come from data-intensive science are large, but raise challenges of balancing individual privacy and the public good, building appropriate socio-technical systems to support data-intensive science, and determining whether defining a new field of inquiry ...
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#1Tiffany Blake-Lamb (Harvard University)H-Index: 7
#2Alexy Arauz Boudreau (Harvard University)H-Index: 10
Last. Elsie M. Taveras (Harvard University)H-Index: 67
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Abstract Introduction Obesity interventions may be most effective if they begin in the earliest stages of life, support changes across family, clinical, and public health systems, and address socio-contextual factors. Methods The First 1000 Days is a systematic program starting in early pregnancy lasting through the first 24 months of infancy to prevent obesity among low-income mother-infant pairs in three community health centers in Massachusetts. The program uses a Collective Impact approach t...
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#1Morgan K. Crossman (Harvard University)H-Index: 8
#2Marji Erickson Warfield (Brandeis University)H-Index: 13
Last. Susan L. Parish (College of Health Sciences, Bahrain)H-Index: 29
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Objectives To examine the association between intensity of home visits in early intervention (EI), perceived helpfulness of home visits in EI, and positive family relationships as predictors of maternal competence at age 3, as well as moderating effects of predictors, controlling for child characteristics, family demographics, and negative life events. Methods Data were drawn from the Early Intervention Collaborative Study (EICS), a 24-year longitudinal investigation of approximately 190 familie...
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#1Katie Stetler (Massachusetts Department of Public Health)H-Index: 1
#2Christine Silva (Massachusetts Department of Public Health)H-Index: 2
Last. Milton Kotelchuck (Harvard University)H-Index: 32
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Purpose Home visiting programs for new families in the United States have traditionally served high-risk families. In contrast, universal home visiting models serve all families regardless of income, age, risk or other criteria. They offer an entry point into a system of care for children and families, with the potential to improve population health. This paper describes lessons learned from the first three years of implementing a universal home visiting model. Description Welcome Family is a un...
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