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EPI 514 annual presentations to be held Thursday

UW EPI NEWS | May 28, 2018
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For the last 37 years, the students enrolled in EPI 514 Application Of Epidemiologic Methods present their final projects to the Department of Epidemiology at the end of the Spring Quarter during the Super Epi 514 Results (SER) Meeting. EPI 514 gives graduate students in epidemiology the opportunity to gain “hands-on” experience analyzing data to answer a specific research question. This year, students analyzed datasets from the Washington State Birth Records.

Through poster sessions and oral presentations, the SER Meeting will give students an opportunity to discuss and share their findings.


Thursday, May 31, 2018


1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

1:00 PM ​Introductions
1:05 ​PM Association between maternal and paternal birth country and method of delivery 
Siobhan S. Mahorter, BS; Margaret W. Mburu, MS; Shelly A. White, BS
1:20 PM Maternal and neonatal outcomes in physician mothers in Washington State
Sharukh Lokhandwala, MD; Ylinne T. Lynch, MD; Matthew E. Modes, MD
1:35 PM Gestational diabetes and hypertension as risk factors for postpartum weight retention 
Spencer W. Hensley, BA; Soledad Jorge, MD; Jill M. Steiner, MD
1:50 PM No association between UTI in pregnancy and gestational or maternal weight gain 
Chloe Bryson-Cahn, MD; Hannah N. Imlay, MD; Jade V. Pagkas-Bather, MD
2:05 PM Evaluating the effectiveness of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative on breastfeeding initiation: a quasi-experimental difference-in-differences analysis 
Brandie R. Bockwoldt, BS; Catherine J. Knott, BS; Anna C. Unutzer, BS
2:20 PM Poster Session and RefreshmentsThe impact of high school educational attainment following teenage birth on adverse outcomes in subsequent birth: A retrospective cohort study Ashenafi S. Cherkos, MPH; Miranda L. Martin, BS; Ruchi Tiwari, BSN
Association between weekend delivery and birth outcomes: A retrospective cohort study Aneth A. Dinis, MD; Anne W. Kaggiah, MD; Patrick O. Oyaro, MBChB, MPH
Unspiraling maternal syphilis: Identifying populations at greatest risk for adverse perinatal outcomes Anne W. Emanuels, BA; Anne E. Massey, BS; Catherine M. Troja, BA
Is the association between payer type and risk of cesarean delivery modified by maternal age, maternal race/ethnicity, and urban or rural maternal residence? Jaclyn N. Escudero, BA; Kathryn E. Kemper, BA; Samantha K. Rice, BA
Risk factors for precipitous delivery in Washington State mothers, 2003-2014 Sara C. Lidstrom, BS; Emmanuel F. Rodriguez, BA; Emily M. Scott, BS
Maternal and infant factors associated with high school completion among prior teen mothers Soyeon Lippman, PhD; Erik Slawsky, BS
Interpregnancy intervals after an unexplained fetal death: risks and recommendations Sofia E. De Anda, BA; Miriana C. Duran, MD; Rachel E. Geyer, BA
Risks of preterm birth and growth restriction in second births after a first-born son Sarah B. Allen, MD; Esther W. Lam, BS; Nicole C. Lorona, BS
Examining the association between Hepatitis C and pre-eclampsia in Washington State Francisco Rios Casas, BA; Daniel F. Smith, BA; George S. Yu, BS
3:00 PM Hospital readmission and five-year mortality among survivors of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome in infancy: a retrospective cohort study 
Abbie R. Bauer, MD; Eliza D. Blanchette, MD; Elizabeth Y. Killien, MD 
3:15 PM Risks of recurrent preterm birth by clinical subtype in Washington State, 2003-2014 
Patrick N. Bullard, BA; Jessica E. Culhane, BS; Matthew C. Dekker, BS
3:30 PM Does adequacy of prenatal care modify the risk of adverse birth outcomes associated with hyperemesis gravidarum? 
Aki C. Douthat, BS; John R. Kundzins, BS; Feng Su, MD
3:45 PM Craniosynostosis and risk of unplanned Cesarean delivery: Results from WA birth cohort data 
Scott L. Erickson, BA; Dianna E.B. Hergott, MHS; Sara L. Kinter, MA, CCC-SLP
4:00 PM Adjourn


​South Campus Center, Room 316


View PDF of student project abstracts. View printable program.