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Addressing Disparities in Perinatal Health & Birth Outcomes: New Approaches for Improving Maternal & Infant Health

Wednesday, May 17, 2006, 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET

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Presenter Information 

Michael Kogan, Ph.D.Image of Michael Kogan
Director, Office of Data and Program Development
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Room 18-41
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: (301) 443-3145
Fax: (301) 443-3145
mkogan@hrsa.gov 

Michael Kogan holds a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from Yale University. He is currently the Director, Office of Data and information Management for the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. In this position he is responsible for directing activities of the office with an emphasis on 1) maternal and child health research; 2) building the data capacity of federal, state and local areas in maternal and child health; and 3) building the maternal and child health epidemiology capacity in the United States.

Prior to this position, he worked as a Senior Epidemiologist at the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He serves on the editorial boards of the Maternal and Child Health Journal and the American Journal of Public Health. His research interests include: the effect of prenatal and pediatric care services on maternal and child health, the effect of lack of health care coverage on access and continuity of care, multiple births and determinants of preterm birth.

Ahmed Calvo, M.D., M.P.H.Image of Ahmed Clavo
Chief
Clinical Quality Improvement Branch
Division of Clinical Quality
Bureau of Primary Health Care
Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 17C-26
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 301-594-4293
ahmed.calvo@hrsa.hhs.gov 

Ahmed Calvo, M.D., M.P.H., FAAFP, is Chief of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Division of Clinical Quality, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Clinical Quality Improvement Branch. In this capacity, he is the Chief Medical Officer for the HRSA Health Disparities Collaboratives. Previously, Dr. Calvo was Director of Medical Education and Medical Director at Scripps Memorial Hospital in Chula Vista; Chief Medical Officer of the San Ysidro Health Center, a large federally qualified health center network of community clinics on the U.S./Mexico border; and a member of the clinical faculty in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California–San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine. A graduate from Stanford University and the University of California–San Francisco School of Medicine, Dr. Calvo also completed several UCSD/San Diego State University Faculty Development Fellowships on care of underserved communities; a master’s of public health on public health management; and multiple advanced practice fellowships, including the HRSA-funded National Leadership Fellowship at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service, with the National Hispanic Medical Association.

Ada Determan, M.P.H.Image of Ada Determan
Public Health Advisor
Division of Clinical Quality
Bureau of Primary Health Care
Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 17C-26
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 301-594-4358
ada.determan@hrsa.hhs.gov

Ada Determan, M.P.H., is a Public Health Advisor in the Division of Clinical Quality at the HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC). In this capacity, she has served as the lead representative for HRSA’s Health Disparities Collaboratives projects related to perinatal care, patient safety, and cancer for the past 3 years. Prior to her permanent move to the BPHC, she was a HRSA Scholar. Ms. Determan also spent 3 years as a Project Coordinator/SAS Programmer at George Washington University on a National Institutes of Health-funded trial regarding the control and complications of type 1 diabetes. She also served as a Research Assistant and Web Manager for a public health consulting firm on projects related to substance abuse prevention and treatment. Her graduate thesis involved the design, implementation, and evaluation of an educational program that taught Washington, DC-based health care providers to screen, treat, and refer women with postpartum depression (piloted at Georgetown University). The project was supported by Healthy Start funds received through HRSA.

Andrea McGlynn, R.N., C.N.M., M.S.N.Andrea McGlynn
Coordinator
Maternal and Child Health Community Services
PCC Community Wellness Center
14 W. Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60302
Phone: 708-524-7679
amcglynn@pccwellness.org

Andrea McGlynn, R.N., C.N.M., M.S.N., is Coordinator of Maternal and Child Health Community Services at the PCC Community Health Center in Oak Park, IL. As coordinator, she oversees home visit services and outreach, Healthy Start, perinatal care management and maternal and child health (MCH) data collection and reporting for six sites in the community health center system. She also served as the team leader of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s pilot Perinatal Health and Patient Safety Collaborative. Ms. McGlynn’s previous experience has centered primarily on the practice of nursing and midwifery and the development and implementation of quality assurance and risk management programs for community health centers. On the international level, she served as Policy and Research Adviser at the Royal College of Midwives in London, where she coordinated requests for consultations and drafted speeches on maternal and child health policy and practice issues within the National Health Service. Ms. McGlynn completed her nursing degree at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, received a certificate in midwifery from the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in Hyden, KY, and holds a master’s degree in nursing from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

Mark Loafman, M.D., M.P.H.Mark Loafman
Chief Medical Officer
PCC Community Wellness Center
14 W. Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60302
Phone: 708-383-0113
mloafman@pccwellness.org

Mark Loafman, M.D., M.P.H., is Chief Medical Officer at the PCC Community Health Center in Oak Park, IL, and directs the PCC network’s MCH clinical, research, and training initiatives including the residency MCH rotation and MCH fellowship program. Previously, Dr. Loafman served as an Assistant Clinical Instructor in family medicine and was the chief resident in Family Medicine at Brown University’s Medical School in Providence. Following his internship and residency, he completed a fellowship in MCH at Brown. He currently is working with the American Board of Physician Specialties to establish a new certification for family physicians with advance training in obstetrics and will serve as a founding Board member. Dr. Loafman has received several awards for academic achievement and teaching excellence, including the 1994 and 1996 Family Medicine Teacher of the Year by the West Suburban Medical Center Housestaff Association. In 1996, he was nominated for the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians Teacher of the Year Award. Dr. Loafman completed his medical degree at Rush Medical College and holds a master’s in public health in environmental and occupation health from the University of Illinois.