Dawn Phillips Misra (eb8265)

Dawn Phillips Misra (eb8265)

University Information

Title: Associate Department Chair
Unit: Family Medicine
Department: School of Medicine

Contact Information

313-577-8199
6135 Woodward Avenue, Room 1119
Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences
School of Medicine
Detroit, 48202

Faculty Affairs

Title: Professor, Associate Chair for Research
Office Location: Department Family Medicine
Phone: 313-577-8199
Email: dmisra@med.wayne.edu
Biography:

Dr. Misra is the Associate Chair for Research and a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences. As an epidemiologist with expertise in perinatal and social epidemiology, much of her work focuses on racial and socioeconomic disparities in perinatal health with an emphasis on preterm birth. In 2008, she co-chaired the Psychosocial Factors Workgroup for the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General Conference on Preterm Birth. She is currently on the editorial board for the Journal of Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology.

Her research focuses on social and biomedical factors which may influence perinatal outcomes and which may explain the increased risks of infants born to poor and minority women. This includes examining the intersection between women's health prior to pregnancy and outcomes of pregnancy.
 

Education:

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, BA Social and Behavioral Sciences/Public Health, 1988
Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, MHS, Maternal and Child Health, 1989
Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New York, New York, MPhil, Epidemiology, 1992
Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New York, New York, PhD, Epidemiology, 1993

 

Interests:

Epidemiology
Health disparities
Preterm birth
Developmental orgins of health and disease, infection, autism, and prenatal obesity
 

Publications:

https://researchconnect.wayne.edu/en/persons/dawn-misra

Links of Interest:

Dr. Misra has proposed a framework for perinatal health that integrates a lifespan approach with a multiple determinants model (Misra, Guyer & Allston, 2003). The lifespan perspective focuses attention toward the preconceptional and interconceptional periods as targets for intervention in improving perinatal health. The multiple determinants model distinguishes between concepts of disease, health and functioning, and well-being among both women and their offspring.

Department: Family Medicine

Family Medicine

Email: dmisra@med.wayne.edu
Administrative Title: Professor, Full-time
Associate Chair for Research
Office Phone: (313) 577-8199
Biography:

Dr. Misra is the Associate Chair for Research and a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences. As an epidemiologist with expertise in perinatal and social epidemiology, much of her work focuses on racial and socioeconomic disparities in perinatal health with an emphasis on preterm birth. In 2008, she co-chaired the Psychosocial Factors Workgroup for the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General Conference on Preterm Birth. She is currently on the editorial board for the Journal of Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology.

Her research focuses on social and biomedical factors which may influence perinatal outcomes and which may explain the increased risks of infants born to poor and minority women. This includes examining the intersection between women's health prior to pregnancy and outcomes of pregnancy. 

Education Training:

Courses Taught over the Last 2 Years

MPH Project Course

Applied Epidemiology, Course Director

Education

  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, BA Social and Behavioral Sciences/Public Health, 1988
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, MHS, Maternal and Child Health, 1989
  • Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New York, New York, MPhil, Epidemiology, 1992
  • Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New York, New York, PhD, Epidemiology, 1993

Training and Experience

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health & Social Medicine, City University of New York Medical School, New York, NY, 1993-1994
  • Project Director, Harlem Prevention Center, School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1994-1995
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1995-2001
  • Associate Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2001-2008
  • Director, Reproductive and Women's Health Interdepartmental Curriculum Concentration, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, 2003-2007
  • Professor (2013-present), Associate Professor (2008-2013),Tenure (2010), Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Interests:
  • Epidemiology
  • Health disparities
  • Preterm birth
  • Developmental orgins of health and disease, infection, autism, and prenatal obesity
Links of Interest:

Dr. Misra has proposed a framework for perinatal health that integrates a lifespan approach with a multiple determinants model (Misra, Guyer & Allston, 2003). The lifespan perspective focuses attention toward the preconceptional and interconceptional periods as targets for intervention in improving perinatal health. The multiple determinants model distinguishes between concepts of disease, health and functioning, and well-being among both women and their offspring.

Read more about Dr. Misra's work on perinatal health.

View Dr. Misra's publications and current grants here.

Area of Expertise:

MPH

Division of Research

Email: eb8265@wayne.edu
Phone: 313-577-8199
Address: 3939 Woodward Avenue, Room 318
Title: RoBUST Steering Committee
Homepage URL: http://familymedicine.med.wayne.edu/profile.php?id=86053
Biography:

Dr. Misra is the Associate Chair for Research and a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences. As an epidemiologist with expertise in perinatal and social epidemiology, much of her work focuses on racial and socioeconomic disparities in perinatal health with an emphasis on preterm birth. In 2008, she co-chaired the Psychosocial Factors Workgroup for the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General Conference on Preterm Birth. She is currently on the editorial board for the Journal of Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology.

Area of Expertise:
  • Measurement of racism/discrimination
  • life course measures and analytic approaches
  • placental assessment and analysis
Department: Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences
School/College: WSU School of Medicine

Integrative Biosciences Center (IBIO)

Honorific: Ph.D.
Title: Associate Chair for Research, Professor
Email: dmisra@med.wayne.edu
Phone: (313) 577-8199
Biography:

Dr. Misra is the Associate Chair for Research and a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences. As an epidemiologist with expertise in perinatal and social epidemiology, much of her work focuses on racial and socioeconomic disparities in perinatal health with an emphasis on preterm birth. In 2008, she co-chaired the Psychosocial Factors Workgroup for the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General Conference on Preterm Birth. She is currently on the editorial board for the Journal of Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology.

Her research focuses on social and biomedical factors which may influence perinatal outcomes and which may explain the increased risks of infants born to poor and minority women. This includes examining the intersection between women's health prior to pregnancy and outcomes of pregnancy.

Education

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, BA Social and Behavioral Sciences/Public Health, 1988
Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, MHS, Maternal and Child Health, 1989
Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New York, New York, MPhil, Epidemiology, 1992
Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New York, New York, PhD, Epidemiology, 1993

Training and Experience

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health & Social Medicine, City University of New York Medical School, New York, NY, 1993-1994
Project Director, Harlem Prevention Center, School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1994-1995
Assistant Professor, Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1995-2001
Associate Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2001-2008
Director, Reproductive and Women's Health Interdepartmental Curriculum Concentration, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, 2003-2007
Professor (2013-present), Associate Professor (2008-2013),Tenure (2010), Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

Research Interests:
    • Epidemiology
    • Health disparities
    • Preterm birth
    • Developmental orgins of health and disease, infection, autism, and prenatal obesity

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