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Cynthia
Schaffer
Minkovitz
,
MD

Chair, Population, Family, & Reproductive Health
William H. Gates Sr. Professor
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine,
Professor
Cynthia Minkovitz

Departmental Affiliations

School of Medicine
Joint

Center & Institute Affiliations

Cynthia Minkovitz, MD, MPP, focuses on enhancing the quality of preventive services for children and understanding how policies and programs impact child and family well-being.

Contact Info

615 N. Wolfe Street, Room E4527
Baltimore
Maryland
21205
US        
410-955-2303

Research Interests

Population, Family, and Reproductive Health; early childhood services; child development, policies, and programs; community pediatrics; maternal depression; children's health care utilization; preventive services; provider behavior; health systems reform
Experiences & Accomplishments
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 & 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)
Select Publications
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
Projects
State Policies and Children's Oral Health
Strengthen the Evidence for MCH Programs
Home Visiting Applied Research Collaborative