Research Mentor(s): Melissa Zochowski, Research Program Manager
Research Mentor School/College/Department: Psychiatry and Learning Health Sciences, Michigan Medicine
Presentation Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Session: Session 6 (4pm-4:50pm)
Breakout Room: Room 14
In the Zochowski lab, we are currently studying trends in medically unnecessary surgical (NTSV) births on a state by state basis (NTSV meaning nulliparous (first birth), term (head down), singleton (only one infant), vertex). By looking at a variety of non-clinical factors like hospital location, staffing, presence of doulas/midwives, patient race, ethnicity, insurance status, etc. we hope to be able to better understand how NTSV C-section rates are influenced across institutions. Through data collection, organization, and interpretation, I am helping to build a database of state level information in an attempt to answer why are more and more hospitals pushing for C-section deliveries? My role in this project is to complete a checklist of tasks in order to retrieve data needed for each of the states I have been assigned. This presentation is a further analysis of the data collected in the state of Mississippi.