Kristin Mattocks, PhD, MPH, professor of population & quantitative health sciences and associate dean for veterans affairs at UMass Chan Medical School, has joined the editorial board of Women’s Health Issues, the journal of the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health. The institute is based at Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.
Dr. Mattocks is a health services researcher who focuses on examining health care utilization, health care quality and outcomes among veterans in VA and non-VA care settings. Her research focuses on the reproductive health needs and service utilization of women veterans, with a particular focus on pregnant veterans. Recently, she has focused on opioid use among pregnant and postpartum women. Mattocks also serves as the co-director of the VA Community Care Research Evaluation and Knowledge Center, which aims to foster collaboration and knowledge diffusion in VA community care research between VA investigators and the VA Office of Community Care.
As a mixed methods researcher, Mattocks utilizes qualitative and quantitative methodologies, including in-person interviews, focus groups, survey design and analysis, and administrative database analysis. She has published numerous papers in medical and health services research journals, including Women’s Health Issues.
“As a frequent contributor to Women’s Health Issues over the course of my career, I am excited to be more deeply engaged in a journal that has been extraordinarily supportive of research focusing on health issues impacting women veterans,” Mattocks said.
Ndidiamaka Amutah–Onukagha, PhD, MPH, the inaugural Julia A. Okoro Professor of Black Maternal Health in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine and assistant dean of diversity, equity and inclusion at Tufts University School of Medicine, is also joining the journal’s editorial board.
“At a time when policymakers are seeking solutions to the problem of maternal mortality, the substantial expertise that Dr. Amutah–Onukagha and Dr. Mattocks have in maternal health will help us publish high-quality research to help improve outcomes and equity for birthing people and their families,” said Amita Vyas, editor-in-chief of Women’s Health Issues and associate professor of prevention and community health at Milken Institute School of Public Health.
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