Claire Margerison, PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
909 Wilson Road Room B601
East Lansing, MI  48824

Claire E. Margerison is a population health scientist whose research focuses on understanding the determinants of racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic inequities in women’s health, particularly in and around the pregnancy period. Her work seeks to identify and assess policy changes and preventative strategies to eliminate such inequities.

Dr. Margerison’s current research has two major areas of focus. First, she is assessing the impacts of health and social policies, particularly the Affordable Care Act and the expanded Child Tax Credit advance payments, on women’s preconception health, reproductive health behaviors, pregnancy outcomes, and postpartum health. This work is funded through R01HD095951, Policy Change and Women’s Health. Second, she is working to produce some of the first empirical evidence documenting the incidence of and disparities in maternal mortality and morbidity due to drug use, self-harm, and violence in the U.S., funded by R01HD102319.

Dr. Margerison has a B.A. in biology from Tufts University and an M.P.H. in epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley. In 2011, she earned a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin in the School of Social Work and the Population Research Center from 2011-2013. She joined the faculty in Epidemiology & Biostatistics at MSU in August, 2013. Publications by Dr. Margerison and her research team are listed on her NIH bibliography  


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