423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Evaluating the impact of home visiting for improving maternal and child health outcomes for low-income first-time parents.
Attendees may also attend virtually. Zoom link here.
This talk will report findings from a randomized controlled trial of the expansion of a federally funded nurse home visiting program in South Carolina conducted in partnership with South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. We will present an analysis comparing characteristics of the enrolled population to eligible births in order to contextualize the study findings
Margaret McConnell is associate professor of global health economics in the Department of Global Health and Population at Harvard Chan School. Her research combines behavioral economics with field and laboratory experiments to better understand and evaluate policies designed to change health behaviors and improve health outcomes for marginalized populations, with a specific focus on maternal and child health. She has served as PI or co-PI on more than five randomized control trials within both low-income populations in the U.S. and within low income countries. McConnell is a former postdoctoral fellow in the Program on the Global Demography of Aging at HCPDS.