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East Tennessee: Publishes on Adverse Birth Outcomes

Dr. Michael Smith, Research Assistant Professor for the Department of Health Services Management and Policy in the East Tennessee State University College of Public Health and project director for the Choose Well Evaluation Study, is a co-author of an article in the Maternal and Child Health Journal.  The article, “The South Carolina Multigenerational Linked Birth Dataset: Developing Social Mobility Measures Across Generations to Understand Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Adverse Birth Outcomes in the US South,” describes the creation of a multigenerational linked dataset with social mobility measures for South Carolina as an example for states in the South and other areas of the country.

Dr. Nancy Fleischer of the University of Michigan is lead author of the article. Additional co-authors include Ms. Chelsea Abshire of the University of Michigan, Dr. Claire Margerison of Michigan State University, and Dr. Daniela Nitcheva of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

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