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Safe for Whom? Determining Appropriate Candidates for Community Birth in the US

Marit Bovbjerg, PhD, MS, is Clinical Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University

Her research focuses on two distinct areas of US healthcare.

First, she studies US maternity care, particularly midwifery and community birth for low-risk women. She is also interested in physical activity during pregnancy and the postpartum period, and potential effects on maternal outcomes.

Second, she studies complex chronic disease management (e.g., diabetes complicated by hypertension and heart disease), and mHealth applications to increase the quality of care for these patients.

Marit earned her PhD in Epidemiology and completed pre-doctoral training in reproductive epidemiology (NIH training grant) from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and an MS in Health Evaluation Sciences from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

Marit has served as the Director of Data Quality for the Midwives Alliance's Statistics Project (MANA Stats) since 2012.


This seminar is co-sponsored by the Epidemiology Program.


We also encourage you to attend this Friday’s Music A La Carte: Nathalie Fortin, piano & Bruce Tabb, flute, to enjoy a Friday with both Art & Science! This free, lunch-hour concert series has been a tradition at Oregon State University since 1969 and features a variety of OSU music ensembles, faculty and student musicians, as well as regional, national and international guest artists. The concerts take place in the beautiful Memorial Union Lounge, beginning at 12 pm and lasting for approximately 45 minutes

Friday, May 4, 2018 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Hallie E. Ford Center For Healthy Children and Families, 115
2631 SW Campus Way, Corvallis, OR 97330

Event Type

Lecture or Presentation

Event Topic

Health and Well-being, Research


Faculty and Staff, Student, Graduate, Undergraduate




College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Contact Name

S. Marie Harvey, DrPH, MPH

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