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Cynthia Stanton, PhD

  • Associate Professor - Adjunct

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615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E4541
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 1996
MPH, Tulane University, 1985


My research interests focus on maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity in developing countries. In particular I have been involved in efforts to improve measurement of maternal and perinatal outcomes, measurement via surveys, censuses, routine data sources and qualitative efforts. Recent efforts have also focused on understanding current use of cesarean section, management of the 3rd stage of labor and induction and augmentation.

  • maternal mortality maternal health maternal morbidity perinatal mortality perinatal morbidity developing countries evaluation
  • Lawn, J.E., Stanton, C., Gravett, M., Rubens, C., Nunes, T., the GAPPS Review Group. “Global report on preterm birth and stillbirth (1 of 7): Definitions, description of the burden and opportunities to improve data”, in press at BMC.

  • Flandermeyer, D., Stanton, C., Armbruster, D. “Uterotonic Use in Home Births in Low-income Countries: A Literature Review” in press at the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics.

  • Rubens, C, Hansen, T., Barros, F., Batra, M., Bhutta, Z., Gravett, M., Lawn, J., Stanton, C., Victora, C., Gilbert, M. 2009. “Preterm Births and Stillbirths; A literature review covering Discovery, Development and Delivery of Solutions”, prepared for the Gates Foundation, March 2009.

  • Hatt, L., Stanton, C., Ronsmans, C., Makowiecka, K.., Adisasmita, A. 2009. “Did professional attendance at home birth improve early neonatal mortality in Indonesia?”, Health Policy and Planning, April: 1-9.

  • Hill, K., Queiroz, B., Wong, L., Plata, J., Del Popolo, F., Rosales, J., Stanton, C., 2008. “Estimating Pregnancy-related Mortality Using Census Data: Experience in Latin America” Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 87:288-295.