Key Informants

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In designing the study questions, the EPC consulted several Key Informants who represent the end-users of research. The EPC sought the Key Informant input on the priority areas for research and synthesis. Key Informants are not involved in the analysis of the evidence or the writing of the report. Therefore, in the end, study questions, design, methodological approaches, and/or conclusions do not necessarily represent the views of individual Key Informants.

Key Informants must disclose any financial conflicts of interest greater than $10,000 and any other relevant business or professional conflicts of interest. Because of their role as end-users, individuals with potential conflicts may be retained. The TOO and the EPC work to balance, manage, or mitigate any conflicts of interest.

The list of Key Informants who participated in developing this report follows:

  • Lisa Begg, Dr.P.H., R.N.
    Director of Research Programs, Office of Research on Women’s Health
    National Institutes of Health
    Bethesda, MD
  • Wendy N. Davis, Ph.D.
    Executive Director, Postpartum Support International
    Portland, OR
  • Denise M. Dougherty, Ph.D.
    Senior Advisor, Child Health and Quality Improvement
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    Rockville, MD
  • Marian Earls, M.D.
    Former Medical Director, Guilford Child Health, Inc.
    Member, Committee on the Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health, American Academy of Pediatrics
    Greensboro, NC
  • Tina Groat, M.D., M.B.A.
    National Medical Director for Women’s Health, United Healthcare
    Edina, MN
  • Karen Hench, M.S., R.N.
    Past Acting Division Director, Division of Healthy Start and Perinatal Services
    Maternal and Child Health Bureau
    Rockville, MD
  • Deborah Karsnitz, D.N.P., C.N.M.
    Faculty Course Coordinator, Frontier Nursing University
    President, Kentucky State Affiliate, American College of Nurse Midwives
    Louisville, KY
  • Susan G. Kornstein, M.D.
    Immediate Past President, International Association for Women’s Mental Health
    Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics/Gynecology, Virginia Commonwealth University
    Richmond, VA
  • Caroline Signore, M.D., M.P.H.
    Program Scientist, Pregnancy and Perinatal Branch, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
    Rockville, MD
  • Barbara Yawn, M.D., M.Sc.
    Director of Research, Olmsted Medical Center
    Adjunct Professor, Department of Family and Community Health, University of Minnesota
    Rochester, MN
  • Kimberly Ann Yonkers, M.D.
    Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Yale School of Medicine
    New Haven, CT