Arden Handler
University of Illinois at Chicago
ObstetricsPublic healthDemographyOdds ratioNursingHealth careHealth promotionPediatricsInternational healthPrenatal careMedicaidLow birth weightPregnancyPopulationPublic relationsConfidence intervalHealth policyFamily medicineBirth weightMedicineEnvironmental health
130Publications
31H-index
3,219Citations
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#1Cara Jane Bergo (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)
#2Arden Handler (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 31
Last. Kristin Rankin (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 28
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INTRODUCTION Maternal mortality and morbidity rates have risen significantly yet, little research has focused on how severe maternal morbidity (SMM) is associated with future reproductive health, such as birth spacing or the likelihood of subsequent SMM. This study focuses on the risk of SMM recurrence and the association of interpregnancy intervals with SMM. METHODS This population-based, retrospective cohort study used Iowa hospital discharge data longitudinally linked to birth certificate dat...
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Abstract Objective To examine the association between subjective norms and breastfeeding behaviors and to assess whether individual characteristics modify this association. Design Retrospective cohort study. Setting Florida, 2004 to 2005; Louisiana, 2004; and Ohio, 2009 to 2010. Participants Stratified systematic sample of respondents who completed the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) survey from three states (N = 5,378). Methods We used PRAMS data to examine the associations ...
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#1Arden Handler (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 31
#2Cara Jane Bergo (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)
Last. Rachel N. Caskey (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 11
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BACKGROUND Although postpartum (PP) care is essential for the health and well-being of women and their infants, many women in the United States do not receive PP care. In order to ensure that women's PP needs are met, it is essential to develop delivery models that address their barriers to care. The objective of the current study was to obtain women's feedback and perspectives about delivering women's health care at the well-baby visit (WBV) using a modified mixed-methods approach including ope...
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#1Lois McCloskey (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 15
#2Judith Bernstein (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 28
Last. Christina LachanceH-Index: 1
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Abstract Background Many pregnant people find no bridge to ongoing specialty or primary care after delivery, even when clinical and social complications of pregnancy signal need. Black, indigenous and all other women of color are especially harmed by fragmented care and access disparities, coupled with impacts of racism over the life course and in health care. Methods We launched the initiative “Bridging the Chasm between Pregnancy and Health across the Life Course” in 2018, bringing together pa...
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#1Carla L. DeSisto (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 8
#2Angela M. Rohan (Wisconsin Department of Health Services)H-Index: 2
Last. Kristin Rankin (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 28
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OBJECTIVE To compare two data sources from Wisconsin-Medicaid claims and Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) surveys-for measuring postpartum care utilization and to better understand the incongruence between the sources. METHODS We used linked Medicaid claims and PRAMS surveys of Wisconsin residents who delivered a live birth during 2011-2015 to assess women's postpartum care utilization. Three different definitions of postpartum care from Medicaid claims were employed to better...
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#1Yu-Hsuan Shih (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 2
#2Hua Yun Chen (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 15
Last. Maria Argos (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 35
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Abstract Background Prenatal exposure to metals may play an important role in fetal growth. However, the epidemiologic evidence for certain metals is sparse, and most of the existing research has focused on evaluating single metals in highly exposed target populations. Objectives We evaluated associations of cadmium, lead, manganese, selenium, and total mercury exposures during pregnancy with fetal growth using data from mother-infant pairs participating in the National Children's Study. Methods...
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#1Lois McCloskey (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 15
#2Ndidiamaka N. Amutah-Onukagha (Tufts University)H-Index: 4
Last. Arden Handler (UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)H-Index: 31
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Background COVID-19 exposes major gaps in the MCH safety net and illuminates the disproportionate consequences borne by people living in low resource communities where systemic racism, community disinvestment, and social marginalization creates a perfect storm of vulnerability. Methods We draw eight lessons from the first 8 months of the pandemic, describing how COVID-19 has intensified pre-existing gaps in the MCH support network and created new problems. For each lesson identified, we present ...
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#1Carla L. DeSisto (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 8
#2Angela M. Rohan (Wisconsin Department of Health Services)H-Index: 2
Last. Kristin Rankin (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 28
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OBJECTIVE: To compare patterns of routine postpartum health care utilization for women in Wisconsin with continuous Medicaid eligibility versus pregnancy-only Medicaid METHODS: This analysis used Medicaid records and linked infant birth certificates for Medicaid paid births in Wisconsin during 2011-2015 (n = 105,718). We determined if women had continuous or pregnancy-only eligibility from the Medicaid eligibility file. We used a standard list of billing codes to identify if women received routi...
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#1Vida Henderson (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 5
#2Jessica M. Madrigal (UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)H-Index: 5
Last. Arden Handler (UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)H-Index: 31
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ABSTRACTAfrican American women (AAW) are particularly at risk for deleterious health outcomes that might be mitigated through increased preventive care use. A mixed methods study that examined relationships between knowledge of, beliefs about, and barriers to well-woman visits, flu vaccines, and mammograms was conducted with midlife AAW who participated in an online survey (n = 124) and in-depth interviews (n = 19). Findings showed that greater knowledge of preventive service recommendations and...
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#1Sadia Haider (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 15
#2Cynthia Stoffel (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 4
Last. Rachel N. Caskey (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 11
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Abstract Background Unintended pregnancy among women with short interpregnancy intervals remains common. Women's attendance at the 4- to 6-week postpartum visit, when contraception provision often occurs, is low, whereas their attendance well-baby visits is high. We aimed to evaluate if offering co-located contraceptive services to mothers at well-baby visits increases use of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) at 5 months postpartum compared with usual care in a randomized, controlled t...
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