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Narangerel Gombojav, MD

  • Assistant Scientist

Departmental Affiliations

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615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E4638
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative
National Maternal and Child Health Data Resource Center (DRC)

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PhD, University of the West of England, 2008
MSc, Medical University of Mongolia, 1998
MD, Medical University of Mongolia, 1990


Narangerel Gombojav research goal is to improve maternal, child and adolescent health outcomes by advancing maternal and child health (MCH) data through data-driven on-line tools, peer-reviewed publications and presentations. Prior to obtaining her PhD from the University of the West of England, she worked as a pediatrician in Mongolia. Dr. Gombojav has had the pleasure of working on many children’s health clinical research projects implemented by the Ministry of Health of Mongolia, WHO, UNICEF and other local and international organizations. In her position at the CAHMI, Dr. Gombojav assists principal investigators and other researchers with a wide range of population-based child health and health services research, including assisting with data production and analysis for the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) through the Data Resource Center (DRC). For the DRC program, Dr. Gombojav is engaged in data management, including complex variable construction and data analysis in SPSS and SAS, where she plays a key role to develop survey documents, indicator datasets, codebooks and other materials for the NSCH. She also assists in writing research manuscripts and providing technical assistance to users of CAHMI IT tools and websites, as well as research partners. Dr. Gombojav has played a critical role in the development and implementation of the Well-Visit Planner (WVP) and Promoting Healthy Development Survey (PHDS) which combined form the Cycle of Parent Engagement (COPE) tools in the Parenting through Pediatrics (PtP) project.

  • Child health
  • Adolescent health
  • National survey
  • Survey data analysis
  • Child health data
  • Maternal and child health measure
  • Family health
  • Family engagement
  • Childhood trauma and resilience

Selected publications with highest impact factors

  • Bethell C, Carle A, Hudziak J, Gombojav N, Powers K, Wade R, Braveman P. Methods to assess adverse childhood experiences of children and families: Towards approaches to promote child well-being in policy and practice, Academic Pediatrics. 2017, 17(7S):S51-S69
  • Bethell C, Gombojav N, Solloway M, Wissow L. Adverse childhood experiences, resilience and mindfulness-based approaches: Common denominator issues for children with emotional, mental, or behavioral problems. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America. 2016, 25(2):139-56
  • Bethell C, Forrest CB, Stumbo S, Gombojav N Carle A, Irwin C. Factors promoting or potentially impeding school success: disparities and state variations for children with special health care needs. Maternal Child Health Journal. 2012, 16 Suppl. 1:S35-543
  • Bethell C, Simpson L, Stumbo S, Carle A, Gombojav N. National, state and local disparities in childhood obesity. Health Affairs, (Millwood). 2010, 29(3): 347-356
  • Gombojav N, Manaseki-Holland S, Pollock J, Henderson AJ. The effects of social variables on symptom-recognition and medical care-seeking behaviour for acute respiratory infections in infants in urban Mongolia, Archives of Disease in Childhood. 2009, 94(11): 849-854
  • National Maternal and Child Health Data Resource Center (DRC)