Dr. Roneé Wilson and colleagues report on use of a MCH database to strengthen community-based research and sustainability initiatives

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USF College of Public Health researcher Dr. Roneé E. Wilson and colleagues published “Transformative Use of an Improved All-Payer Hospital Discharge Data Infrastructure for Community-Based Participatory Research: A Sustainability Pathway.”  The study appears in the April issue of Health Services Research, the official journal of AcademyHealth.

Dr. Wilson is a research assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Her research interests include reproductive and perinatal epidemiology, with significant publications in both areas. Wilson earned her PhD in EPB and was a postdoctoral fellow in the department. During her doctoral program, she earned several honors including the Richard F. Pride Fellowship, NIH Diversity Supplement, and Florida Education Fund McKnight Fellowship. Prior to her graduate studies, Wilson served as an environmental epidemiologist with the Okaloosa County Health Department and surveillance section epidemiologist with the Florida Department of Health.

Drs. Hamisu Salihu, COPH affiliate professor, Jason Salemi, COPH affiliate assistant professor, and Abraham Salinas-Miranda, COPH alumnus, also contributed to the study.

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Salemi, J. L., Salinas-Miranda, A. A., Wilson, R. E. and Salihu, H. M. (2015), Transformative Use of an Improved All-Payer Hospital Discharge Data Infrastructure for Community-Based Participatory Research: A Sustainability Pathway. Health Services Research. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12309.

The abstract is posted online.

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