School of Public Health Faculty
Katy Kozhimannil Ph.D.
School of Public HealthDivision of Health Policy & Management
I conduct research to inform the development, implementation, and evaluation of health policy that impacts reproductive-age women and their families. I am particularly interested in institutional and government policies affecting health care delivery, quality, and outcomes during the perinatal period. I also conduct research on policy impacts among special populations, including working mothers, racial and ethnic minorities, low-income women, and rural populations. My current research examines the measurement and improvement of maternity care quality, with a focus on vulnerable populations and geographic variations.
- Ph.D., Health Policy, Harvard University, 2009
- M.P.A., Public Policy and Administration, Princeton University, 2003
- B.A., International Relations and Spanish (summa cum laude), University of Minnesota, 1999
Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2010 – present Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2009-2010 Project Manager, Ibis Reproductive Health, Cambridge, MA, 2003-2005 Consultant, Population Services International, Washington, DC, 2003 Consultant, World Bank, Maputo, Mozambique, 2002 English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor, Hopkins Public Schools, Hopkins, MN, 2000-2001 Peace Corps Volunteer, United States Peace Corps, Inhambane Province, Mozambique, 1999-2000
Harvard University Joan P. Curhan Citizenship Award (2009) Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences Certificate of Distinction in Teaching (2006, 2008) Harvard University Graduate Prize Fellowship (2005-2009) Princeton University Benjamin R. Fielding Summer Internship Award (2002) Harry S. Truman Scholarship (1999) University of Minnesota A.I. Johnson Award for Public Service (1998) University of Minnesota Roger Page Freshman Leadership Award (1997)
health care policy, quality of care, women’s health, vulnerable populations, analysis of administrative/claims data, longitudinal methods
- Kozhimannil KB, Avery MD, Terrell CA. Recent trends in clinicians providing care to pregnant women in the United States. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health. In press.
- Kozhimannil KB, Abraham JM, Virnig BA. National trends in health insurance coverage of pregnant and reproductive-age women, 2000-2009. Women’s Health Issues. In press.
- Kozhimannil KB, Trinacty CM, Busch AB, Huskamp HA, Adams AS. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Postpartum Depression Care Among Low-Income Women. Psychiatric Services. 2011;62(6):619-625.
- Kozhimannil KB, Adams AS, Soumerai SB, Busch AB, Huskamp HA. New Jersey’s postpartum depression screening law did not change treatment patterns for women on Medicaid. Health Affairs.2011;30(2):293-301.
- Kozhimannil KB, Huskamp HA, Graves AJ, Soumerai SB, Ross-Degnan D, Wharam JF. High-deductible health plans and costs and utilization of maternity care. American Journal of Managed Care. 2011;17(1)e15-e24.
- Kozhimannil KB, Valera MR, Adams AS, Ross-Degnan D. The population-level impacts of a national health insurance program and franchise midwife clinics on achievement of prenatal and delivery care standards in the Philippines. Health Policy 2009;92(1)55-64.
- Kozhimannil KB, Pereira M, Harlow BL. Association between diabetes and perinatal depression among low-income mothers. JAMA 2009;301(8)842-847.