Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Martha S. Wingate (DrPH, MPH, UAB; BS, Birmingham-Southern College) is a Professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy. She teaches courses in public health systems, maternal and child health, leadership, and perinatal health issues. Dr. Wingate serves as the Director of the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Policy and Leadership Concentration. She also serves as the Director of the HRSA-funded Center of Excellence in MCH Education, Science, and Practice. She has published in a number of peer-reviewed journals, including American Journal of Public Health, Social Science and Medicine, and American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is co-author of a textbook on perinatal epidemiology. Her work focuses on preterm birth, fetal and infant mortality, racial and ethnic disparities in birth outcomes, and health policies related to pregnancy and infant health. She is engaged in technical assistance to the MCH workforce at the local, state, and national levels.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 Exploring social media group use among breastfeeding mothers: Qualitative analysisJournal of Medical Internet Research.  20. 2018
    2018 Why Is the U.S. Preterm Birth Rate So Much Higher Than the Rates in Canada, Great Britain, and Western Europe?International Journal of Health Services.  48:622-640. 2018
    2018 Utilization of online focus groups to include mothers: A use-case design, reflection, and recommendations.Digital Health.  4:2055207618777675. 2018
    2017 The weathering hypothesis and stillbirth: racial disparities across the life spanEthnicity and Health.  1-13. 2017
    2017 Autism Spectrum Disorder Among US Children (2002-2010): Socioeconomic, Racial, and Ethnic Disparities.American Journal of Public Health.  107:1818-1826. 2017
    2017 An Examination of the Perceived Importance and Skills Related to Policies and Policy Making Among State Public Health Injury Prevention Staff.Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.  24:75-80. 2017
    2017 Disparities in gestational age-specific fetal mortality rates in the United States, 2009-2013.Annals of Epidemiology.  27:570-574. 2017
    2017 Disparities in Infant Mortality by Race Among Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Infants.Maternal and Child Health Journal.  21:1581-1588. 2017
    2017 Autism spectrum disorder reporting in lower socioeconomic neighborhoods.Autism.  21:470-480. 2017
    2016 Autism spectrum disorder prevalence and associations with air concentrations of lead, mercury, and arsenic.Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.  188:407. 2016
    2016 Disparities in Prenatal Care Utilization Among U.S. Versus Foreign-Born Women with Chronic ConditionsJournal of Immigrant and Minority Health.  epub. 2016
    2016 Prevalence of Cerebral Palsy among 8-Year-Old Children in 2010 and Preliminary Evidence of Trends in Its Relationship to Low Birthweight.Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology.  30:496-510. 2016
    2016 Prevalence and Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children Aged 8 Years--Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 11 Sites, United States, 2012.MMWR CDC Surveillance Summaries.  65:1-23. 2016
    2016 Identifying Continuous Quality Improvement Priorities in Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting.Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.  22:E12-E20. 2016
    2015 Autism spectrum disorder prevalence and proximity to industrial facilities releasing arsenic, lead or mercury.Science of the Total Environment.  536:245-251. 2015
    2015 The role of socio-economic status and perinatal factors in racial disparities in the risk of cerebral palsy.Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology.  57:835-843. 2015
    2015 Comparison of Perinatal Risk Factors Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Intellectual Disability (ID), and Co-occurring ASD and ID.Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.  45:2361-2372. 2015
    2015 Perinatal Disparities Between American Indians and Alaska Natives and Other US Populations: Comparative Changes in Fetal and First Day Mortality, 1995-2008.Maternal and Child Health Journal.  19:1802-1812. 2015
    2015 The impact of the State Children's Health Insurance Program's unborn child ruling expansions on foreign-born Latina prenatal care and birth outcomes, 2000-2007.Maternal and Child Health Journal.  19:1464-1471. 2015
    2015 Time trends and payer differences in lengths of initial hospitalization for preterm infants, Arkansas, 2004 to 2010.American Journal of Perinatology.  32:33-42. 2015
    2014 Assessing needs and resources for the home visiting system in Alabama: a mixed methods approach.Maternal and Child Health Journal.  18:1075-1084. 2014
    2014 Population attributable fractions for three perinatal risk factors for autism spectrum disorders, 2002 and 2008 autism and developmental disabilities monitoring network.Annals of Epidemiology.  24:260-266. 2014
    2014 Prevalence of cerebral palsy, co-occurring autism spectrum disorders, and motor functioning - Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, USA, 2008.Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology.  56:59-65. 2014
    2013 Underinsurance in children with special health care needs: the impact of definition on findings.Maternal and Child Health Journal.  17:1478-1487. 2013
    2013 Extremely low birth weight and infant mortality rates in the United States.Pediatrics.  131:855-860. 2013
    2013 Frequency and pattern of documented diagnostic features and the age of autism identification.Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  52:401-413.e8. 2013
    2012 Disparities in fetal death and first day death: the influence of risk factors in 2 time periods.American Journal of Public Health.  102:e68-e73. 2012
    2012 The relationship between state abortion-restrictions and homicide deaths among children under 5 years of age: a longitudinal study.Social Science and Medicine.  75:156-164. 2012
    2012 Quantifying risks of preterm birth in the Arkansas Medicaid population, 2001-2005.Journal of Perinatology.  32:176-193. 2012
    2012 Children with cerebral palsy: racial disparities in functional limitations.Epidemiology.  23:35-43. 2012
    2011 Have secular changes in perinatal risk factors contributed to the recent autism prevalence increase? Development and application of a mathematical assessment model.Annals of Epidemiology.  21:930-945. 2011
    2011 Racial and ethnic variations in temporal changes in fetal deaths and first day infant deaths.Maternal and Child Health Journal.  15:1135-1142. 2011
    2011 Prevalence and functioning of children with cerebral palsy in four areas of the United States in 2006: a report from the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network.Research in Developmental Disabilities.  32:462-469. 2011
    2011 Variation by state in outcomes classification for deliveries less than 500 g in the United States.Maternal and Child Health Journal.  15:42-48. 2011
    2010 Southeastern Regional Pediatric Disaster Surge Network: a public health partnership.Public Health Reports.  125 Suppl 5:117-126. 2010
    2010 Late preterm birth and neonatal outcome: is 37 weeks' gestation a threshold level or a road marker on the highway of perinatal risk?Birth.  37:169-171. 2010
    2009 Pregnancy spacing among women delaying initiation of childbearing.Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics.  279:677-684. 2009
    2009 Racial disparities in perinatal outcomes and pregnancy spacing among women delaying initiation of childbearing.Maternal and Child Health Journal.  13:81-89. 2009
    2009 The influence of maternal mobility on birth outcomes of non-hispanic blacks.Maternal and Child Health Journal.  13:48-55. 2009
    2008 Interpregnancy interval and subsequent perinatal outcomes among women delaying initiation of childbearing.Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research.  34:941-947. 2008
    2008 Pregnancy outcomes of American Indians: contrasts among regions and with other ethnic groups.Maternal and Child Health Journal.  12 Suppl 1:5-11. 2008
    2008 The increasing racial disparity in infant mortality rates: composition and contributors to recent US trends.American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  198:51.e1-51.e9. 2008
    2007 Expanding the public health emergency preparedness competency set to meet specialized local and evolving national needs: a needs assessment and training approach.Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.  13:497-505. 2007
    2007 Birth outcomes of Asian-Indian-Americans.Journal of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics.  97:215-220. 2007
    2007 Comparison of gestational age classifications: date of last menstrual period vs. clinical estimate.Annals of Epidemiology.  17:425-430. 2007
    2007 Identifying and protecting vulnerable populations in public health emergencies: addressing gaps in education and training.Public Health Reports.  122:422-426. 2007
    2007 Organizing emergency preparedness within United States public health departments.Public Health.  121:241-250. 2007
    2006 First-time births among women 30 years and older in the United States: patterns and risk of adverse outcomes.Journal of Reproductive Medicine.  51:676-682. 2006
    2006 Creating a regional pediatric medical disaster preparedness network: imperative and issues.Maternal and Child Health Journal.  10:391-396. 2006
    2006 Racial and ethnic differences in perinatal mortality: the role of fetal death.Annals of Epidemiology.  16:485-491. 2006
    2006 Effective response to large-scale disasters: The need for high-reliability preparedness networksInternational journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters.  24:331-349. 2006
    2006 The healthy migrant theory: variations in pregnancy outcomes among US-born migrants.Social Science and Medicine.  62:491-498. 2006
    2005 The association of child condition severity with family functioning and relationship with health care providers among children and youth with special health care needs in Alabama.Maternal and Child Health Journal.  9:S87-S97. 2005
    2005 Fetal and neonatal mortality risks of multiple births.Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America.  32:1-vii. 2005
    2003 Childbearing beyond maternal age 50 and fetal outcomes in the United States.Obstetrics and Gynecology.  102:1006-1014. 2003
    2002 Maternal and child health graduate and continuing education needs: a national assessment.Maternal and Child Health Journal.  6:141-149. 2002
    2002 Prematurity at birth: trends, racial disparities, and epidemiology.Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews.  8:215-220. 2002

    Book

    Year Title Altmetric
    2009 Perinatal epidemiology for public health practice 2009

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2016 Perinatal Epidemiology.  442-448. 2016
    2013 Research Methods in MCH 2013
    2006 Population-based risks of perinatal mortality and morbidity among multiple births.  1560-1568. 2006
    2005 Research Methods in MCH 2005
    2002 Birth weight.  61-64. 2002
    2002 Premature infants.  322-324. 2002
    Infant mortality.  210-210.

    Teaching Activities

  • HCO600 - Management & Policy PH Systems (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HCO600 - Management & Policy PH Systems (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HCO697 - Internship (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HCO697Q - Internship Online (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HCO600Q - Management & Policy in PH Sys (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • HCO672Q - Perinatal Hlth Issues (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • HCO772 - Perinatal Hlth Issues (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • HCO600 - Management & Policy in PH Sys (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • HCO627Q - Adv Leadership/Prac MCH Pt III (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • HCO697 - Internship (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • HCO697Q - Internship Online (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • HCO600Q - Management & Policy in PH Sys (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • HCO697 - Internship (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • HCO697Q - Internship Online (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • HCO600 - Management & Policy in PH Sys (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HCO695 - Health Care Organization Sem (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HCO799 - Dissertation Research HCOP (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HCO600Q - Intro Publ Hlth Sys/Pop-Based (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • HCO600 - Intro Publ Hlth Sys/Pop-Based (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • HCO627Q - Adv Leadership/Prac MCH Pt III (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • HCO697 - Internship (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • HCO799 - Dissertation Research HCOP (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • HCO600Q - Intro Publ Hlth Sys/Pop-Based (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • HCO627Q - Adv Leadership/Prac MCH Pt III (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • HCO697 - Internship (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • HCO799 - Dissertation Research HCOP (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • HCO600 - Intro Publ Hlth Sys/Pop-Based (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HCO627Q - Adv Leadership/Prac MCH Pt III (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HCO795 - Directed Readings (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HCO799 - Dissertation Research HCOP (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HCO600Q - Intro Publ Hlth Sys/Pop-Based (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • HCO697 - Internship (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • HCO627 - Adv Leadership/Prac MCH Pt III (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • HCO697 - Internship (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • HCO798 - Dissert Protocol Development (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • HCO627Q - Adv Leadership/Prac MCH Pt III (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • HCO698 - MR Lev Dir Res HCOP (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • HCO798 - Dissert Protocol Development (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • PUH442 - Health Poverty and Policies (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • HCO600 - Intro Publ Hlth Sys/Pop-Based (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • HCO605 - Fund of MCH Pt I (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • HCO605 - Fund of MCH Pt I (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • HCO627 - Adv Leadership/Prac MCH Pt III (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • HCO793 - DrPH Practicum (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • HCO798 - Dissert Protocol Development (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • HCO698 - MR Lev Dir Res HCOP (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • HCO627 - Adv Ldrshp Prac MCH III (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • HCO697 - Internship (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • HCO793 - DrPH Practicum (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • HCO797 - Directed Readings (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • HCO698 - MR Lev Dir Res HCOP (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • HCO605 - Fund of MCH Pt I (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO605Q - MCH Fundamental I (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO698 - MR Lev Dir Res HCOP (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO795 - Directed Readings (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO798 - Dissert Protocol Development (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO627 - Adv Ldrshp Prac MCH III (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO697 - Internship (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO797 - Directed Readings (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO627 - Adv Ldrshp Prac MCH III (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO632 - Reading in MCH (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO772 - Perinatal Hlth Issues (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO605 - Fund of MCH Pt I (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HCO605 - Fund of MCH Pt I (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HCO627 - Adv Ldrshp Prac MCH III (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HCO798 - Dissert Protocol Development (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HCO627 - Adv Ldrshp Prac MCH III (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • HCO697 - Internship (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • HCO797 - Directed Readings (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • HCO798 - Dissert Protocol Development (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • HCO799 - Dissertation Research HCOP (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • HCO605 - Fund of MCH Pt I (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • HCO605 - Fund of MCH Pt I (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • HCO632 - Reading in MCH (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • HCO799 - Dissertation Research HCOP (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • HCO627 - Adv Ldrshp Prac MCH III (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • HCO697 - Internship (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • HCO795 - Directed Readings (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • HCO799 - Dissertation Research HCOP (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • HCO627 - Adv Ldrshp Prac MCH III (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • HCO672 - Perinatal Hlth Issues (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • HCO772 - Perinatal Hlth Issues (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • HCO799 - Dissertation Research HCOP (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • HCO799 - Dissertation Research HCOP (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • HCO605 - Fund of MCH Pt I (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HCO605 - Fund of MCH Pt I (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HCO798 - Dissert Protocol Development (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HCO799 - Dissertation Research HCOP (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HCO627 - Adv Ldrshp Prac MCH III (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • HCO697 - Internship (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • HCO795 - Directed Readings (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • HCO797 - Directed Readings (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • HCO798 - Dissert Protocol Development (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • HCO799 - Dissertation Research HCOP (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • HCO632 - Reading in MCH (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • HCO697 - Internship (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • HCO798 - Dissert Protocol Development (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • HCO605 - Fund of MCH Pt I (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HCO798 - Dissert Protocol Development (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HCO697 - Internship (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • HCO627 - Adv Ldrshp Prac MCH III (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • HCO697 - Internship (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • HCO797 - Directed Readings (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • HCO697 - Internship (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • HCO797 - Directed Readings (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • HCO605 - Fund of MCH Pt I (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • HCO632 - Reading in MCH (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • HCO600 - Intro Publ Hlth Sys/Pop-Based (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • HCO673 - Global Child Health Policy (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • HCO697 - Internship (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • HCO796 - Doctoral Seminar (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • HCO796 - Doctoral Seminar (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • HCO797 - Directed Readings (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • HCO600 - Intro Pop Based Health Progs (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • HCO796 - Doctoral Seminar (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • HCO797 - Directed Readings (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • HCO797 - Doctoral Seminar in HCOP (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Full Name

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