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Perinatal Depression: Emerging Perspectives & Practices

Wednesday, May 11, 2005, 2:00-3:00 p.m., ET

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Presenter Information

Michael Kogan, Ph.D. Michael Kogan, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Data and Information Management
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

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.

Anjani Chandra, Ph.D.Anjani Chandra, Ph.D.
Division of Vital Statistics
National Center for Health Statistics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Metro IV Building
3311 Toledo Road
Hyattsville, MD 70782
Phone: (301) 458-4138
Fax: (301) 458-4034

Anjani Chandra, Ph.D, a Health Scientist in the Reproductive Statistics Branch, Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, has worked with the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) team for over 13 years. In addition to helping to design the survey instruments and oversee data collection for the NSFG, she conducts research on the fertility and reproductive health of U.S. women. Her research interests also include family/social demography, perinatal health, and survey methodology. She holds a Ph.D. in demography, with a minor in epidemiology, from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland.

Suzanne G. Haynes, Ph.D.Suzanne G. Haynes, Ph.D.
Senior Science Advisor
Office on Women’s Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 730B
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: (202) 690-7650
Fax: (202) 690-7172

Suzanne Haynes, Ph.D., serves as Senior Science Advisor in the Office on Women's Health in the Department of Health and Human Services. In this position, she coordinates science initiatives for the Office. For the eight years prior to her appointment, Dr. Haynes was Chief of the Health Education Section of the National Cancer Institute, where she launched several community breast cancer screening programs, physician early detection intervention programs, and dietary change and skin cancer prevention programs.

Trained as an epidemiologist, she has published 70 articles on women's health, including papers on women and heart disease, cholesterol levels, smoking, hypertension, diabetes, and breast cancer screening. She has edited the book, How to Increase Breast Cancer Screening in Your Community. Dr. Haynes has contributed to the work of the National Action Plan on Breast Cancer, the Canada-USA Women's Health Forum, the Federal Women's Health and the Environment Interagency Committee, and other women's health initiatives of the OWH. Dr. Haynes also led the effort in developing the Department's first policy on breastfeeding, HHS Blueprint for Action on Breastfeeding, and is currently overseeing the plans for the National Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign, a nationally sponsored Advertising Council public service campaign.

Karen Hench, R.N., M.S.Karen Hench, R.N., M.S.
Perinatal Health Specialist
Division of Perinatal Systems and Women’s Health
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Parklawn Building
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 10C-16
Rockville, MD 20857
Office: (301) 443-9708
Fax: (301) 594-1086

Karen Hench is the Deputy Director, Division of Healthy Start and Perinatal Services (DHSPS) for the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA. The DHSPS provides national leadership in planning, directing, coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating national programs focusing on perinatal, infant and women’s health to improve and strengthen the access, delivery, quality, coordination and information for services for targeted populations, especially for the vulnerable and high-risk. For the past 11 years, she has held key programmatic and policy positions within HRSA focusing on several public health issues including breastfeeding, HIV prevention and treatment for women, children and adolescents, domestic violence, perinatal depression, screening for substance use, and improvement of maternal and infant health outcomes. Currently, she co-chairs the HRSA Bright Futures for Women’s Health and Wellness Perinatal Subcommittee which is developing consumer, provider and community tools for maternal wellness and adaptation during the perinatal and early parenting period. Prior to coming to HRSA, she served in various leadership positions for 13 years at the National Institutes of Health.

Bette Begleiter, M.S.W.Bette Begleiter, M.S.W.
Deputy Executive Director
Maternity Care Coalition
2000 Hamilton Street, Suite 205
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: (215) 989-3551
Fax: (215) 972-8266

Bette Begleiter, M.S.W., joined Philadelphia’s Maternity Care Coalition in 1999. At Maternity Care Coalition, she serves as Chief Operating Officer and works with the Executive Director, Board, volunteers and staff in the strategic development, reporting and evaluation of agency operations. Ms Begleither over 25 years of social work experience in management and staff training, organizational and program development and women’s issues.