Drs. Salemi and Salihu report on opioid drug use and impact on morbidity, mortality and medical care

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USF College of Public Health researchers Jason Salemi, PhD, MPH, Hamisu Salihu, MD, PhD, and colleagues are co-authors on a publication entitled “Maternal Opioid Drug Use during Pregnancy and Its Impact on Perinatal Morbidity, Mortality, and the Costs of Medical Care in the United States.”  The study is in the recent issue of Journal of Pregnancy.

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. 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.  Drs. Salemi and Salihu are researchers in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Hamisu Salihu 2

Hamisu Salihu, MD, PhD

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Valerie E. Whiteman, Jason L. Salemi, Mulubrhan F. Mogos, Mary Ashley Cain, Muktar H. Aliyu, and Hamisu M. Salihu, “Maternal Opioid Drug Use during Pregnancy and Its Impact on Perinatal Morbidity, Mortality, and the Costs of Medical Care in the United States,” Journal of Pregnancy, vol. 2014, Article ID 906723, 8 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/906723.

The abstract is posted online.

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