Katy B. Kozhimannil, PhD, MPA

Katy B. Kozhimannil, PHD, MPA, is an associate professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and Director of Research at the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center. Her research applies health policy and health services research to the field of women’s health, with a focus on maternal and child health. Dr Kozhimannil conducts research to inform the development, implementation, and evaluation of health policy that impacts reproductive-age women and their families. Twitter @katybkoz. E-mail kbk@umn.edu
October 17, 2017
Truly improving equity in childbirth care requires a bold new path forward.
September 05, 2017
Racial bias happens everywhere; it happens, often implicitly, as decisions are made about access to childbirth care in rural America.
July 25, 2017
This post is part of a series of blogs illuminating aspects of racial equity in childbirth and highlighting promising practices to ensure access to a safe, empowering, healthy, and positive birth for all people.
July 10, 2017
This post is part of a series of blogs illuminating aspects of racial equity in childbirth and highlighting promising practices to ensure access to a safe, empowering, healthy, and positive birth for all people.
June 09, 2017
This series of blogs will illuminate aspects of racial equity in childbirth and highlight promising practices to ensure access to a safe, empowering, healthy, and positive birth for all people.
May 28, 2016
The rising costs of healthcare generally, and the high costs of childbirth in the United States, are forcing innovation in payment models for maternity care alongside the ongoing efforts in other clinical areas.
April 07, 2016
Systems failures frustrate women who seek access to evidence-based, cost-effective contraceptive care.
January 16, 2016
A recently-published paper in the New England Journal of Medicine sheds light on an urgent question: is it safer for moms and their babies to give birth at a hospital or in a setting outside a hospital?
December 09, 2015
A recent report in JAMA has identified a tipping point that reverses the advantage of cesarean delivery on reducing maternal and infant mortality.
September 30, 2015
Pregnant women need clear, transparent information on the costs associated with childbirth so they can derive the most value form the healthcare they receive.
August 12, 2015
There is a quiet revolution happening among health plans. Mothers and fathers who work for health insurance companies-and who had the support of a doula at the time of childbirth-are beginning to inquire about expanding benefits to include coverage for this evidence-based service.
July 11, 2015
How can the US increase value for the money we spend in maternity care? This is an important question that must be considered more broadly than individual patient choices or clinician decisions.
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