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Cynthia Schaffer Minkovitz, MD

  • Chair, Population, Family, & Reproductive Health
  • William H. Gates Sr. Professor
  • Director, Women's and Children's Health Policy Center
  • Professor

Departmental Affiliations

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E4527
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

410-955-3384
410-955-2303

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Education

MD, Harvard University, 1991
MPP, Harvard University , 1991

Overview

My research focuses on enhancing the quality of preventive services for children and understanding how policies and programs impact child and family well-being.

Honors and Awards

APA Research Award (2016):Nemours Child Health Services Research Award (2005); Society for Pediatric Research (2005); Delta Omega Honor Society (2002); Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Advising, Mentoring, and Teaching Recognition Award (2001, 2003, 2010); Ambulatory Pediatric Association Special Projects Grant (2001); Harvey Colten Achievement Award, Washington University (2001); Rochester Child Health Congress, AAP Center for Child Health Research (2001)

  • Population, Family, and Reproductive Health
  • child development, policies, and programs
  • community pediatrics
  • maternal depression
  • children's health care utilization
  • preventive services
  • women's multiple roles
  • provider behavior
  • health systems reform

My research focuses on enhancing the quality of preventive services for children and understanding how policies and programs impact child and family well-being.

  • Minkovitz CS, Grason H, Ruderman M, Casella JF. Newborn Screening Programs and Sickle Cell Disease: A Public Health Services and Systems Approach. Am J Prev Med. J Prev Med. 2016;51(1 Suppl 1):S39-47. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.02.019.
  • Minkovitz CS, Grason, H, Solomon B, Kuo A, O’Connor K.  Pediatricians’ Involvement in Community Child Health from 2004 to 2010. Pediatrics.2013 Dec;132(6):997-1005. doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-1917. Epub 2013 Nov 18.
  • Minkovitz CS, O’Neill KG, Duggan AK. Home Visiting: A Service Strategy to Reduce Poverty and Mitigate its Consequences. Acad Pediatr. 2016:16:3:S105-S111.
  • Minkovitz CS, Strobino D, Mistry KB, Scharfstein DO, Grason H, Hou W, Ialongo N, Guyer G. Healthy Steps for Young Children: Sustained Results at 5 ½ Years. Pediatrics. 2007; 120: e658-e668.
  • Mandal M, Edelstein, B, Minkovitz CS.  Changes in Children's Oral Health Status and Preventive Dental Care in the United States, 2003-2011/12.  Preventing Chronic Disease .  2013. http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2013/13_0187.htm  Epub 2013. Dec5.  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd10.130187