COPH researchers report on perinatal outcomes and hospital costs

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USF College of Public Health researchers Jean Paul Tanner, Drs. Jason Salemi, Russell Kirby, Hamisu Salihu, and colleagues are co-authors on a publication entitled “Perinatal Outcomes and Hospital Costs in Gastroschisis Based on Gestational Age at Delivery.” The study is in the recent issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Jason Salemi, PhD, MPH

Jason Salemi, PhD, MPH

An epidemiology and statistical data analysis manager for the Colleges of Medicine and Public Health, Salemi’s research interests focus on reproductive and perinatal epidemiology.

Jean Paul Tanner, MPH

Jean Paul Tanner, MPH

Jean Paul Tanner is an epidemiologist and statistical data analyst for the USF Birth Defects Surveillance Program. He is also a doctoral candidate in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Hamisu Salihu 2

Hamisu Salihu, MD, PhD

Salihu is a professor of epidemiology. He directs the COPH Occupational Medicine Residency Program and the Center for Research and Evaluation for the Lawton & Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies.

Russell Kirby, PhD, MS

Russell Kirby, PhD, MS

Kirby is a USF Distinguished Professor and the Marrell Endowed Chair in the Department of Community and Family Health. He directs the USF Birth Defects Surveillance Program and advises the Maternal and Child Health Student Organization.  In 2013, COPH graduate students in public health presented him with the Outstanding Professor Award.

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Cain MA, Salemi JL, Paul Tanner J, Mogos MF, Kirby RS, Whiteman VE, Salihu HM, “Perinatal outcomes and hospital costs in gastroschisis based on gestational age at delivery,” Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2014 Sep;124(3):543-50. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000000427.

The abstract is posted online.

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