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Minnesota Associate Professor Joins Women’s Health Issues Editorial Board

University of Minnesota School of Public Health associate professor Dr. Katy Kozhimannil has joined the Women’s Health Issues editorial board. The journal’s mission is to provide important information on women’s health for health services researchers, health care and public health professionals, social scientists, policymakers, and others concerned with women’s health.

[Photo: Dr. Katy Kozhimannil]

“I’m delighted to be joining the editorial board of Women’s Health Issues,” said Dr. Kozhimannil. “It is truly an honor to be part of its great tradition of supporting and elevating research on topics that are crucial to the health of women and families.”

Dr. Kozhimannil, who also directs the university’s Rural Health Research Center, has an extensive history of publishing in Women’s Health Issues, and her study “Access to Workplace Accommodations to Support Breastfeeding after Passage of the Affordable Care Act” received the Honorable Mention for the journal’s 2016 Charles E. Gibbs Prize. Her influential body of research addresses policies and health care practices that affect women’s health and health equity, and includes studies on rural obstetric care and the effects of the opioid epidemic on mothers and babies.

“We are delighted to have Katy Kozhimannil join the editorial board of Women’s Health Issues,” said Women’s Health Issues editor-in-chief Dr. Amita Vyas. “Her commitment to advancing health equity, expertise in rural health issues, and strong record of mentoring early-career scholars will be assets to the journal as we confront the many challenges facing women’s health today.”