Garrison-Desany, Henri

Epidemiology

PhD

Mali

Qualitative Assessment and Validation of IPV among Young Mothers in Mali

Preterm birth and other adverse birth outcomes occur at high rates in Bamako, Mali. Interpersonal violence (IPV) and mental health disorders are important risk factors in this context. As part of a group antenatal-care pilot study, I propose to develop a questionnaire for IPV and measure the rate and its associated risk factors among young women ages 15 to 25 who are pregnant and part of the pilot. Conducting 5 focus group discussions to refine the questionnaire, I will then pilot the questionnaire among 10 to 15 women and complete in- depth interviews with them after. We will then use this questionnaire at 6 weeks and 3 months post-birth to assess IPV and mental health. The IPV metric will be quantitatively validated with factor analysis, and covariates will be assessed with structural equation modeling and regression.

Advisor/Mentor: Dr. Sarah Murray

People

Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs

Caitlin Kennedy, PhD MPH,BA

Co-Director, MPH concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health; Associate Director, Center for Qualitative...

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation

Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program

Noreen Hynes, MD MPH

Director, Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases

Robert Bollinger Jr., MD MPH

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE); Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global...
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