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Kristin Rankin

Kristin Rankin

Assistant Professor


1603 W. Taylor St
Chicago, IL 60612

Academic Background

Ph.D., Univ of Illinois at Chicago, 2008
     Maternal and Child Health
Ph.D., Univ of Illinois at Chicago, 2008

Research Interests

Applied maternal and child health epidemiology, including women's preventive care, family planning, postpartum care, racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in adverse birth outcomes; Advanced analytic methods (e.g. multifactorial PAFs, propensity sco

Teaching Interests

Pediatric Epidemiology, Intermediate Epidemiologic Methods, Advanced Analytic Methods in Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology

Public Health Practice Experience

I conduct analytic capacity building activities with maternal and child health epidemiologists in state and local health departments in the form of ongoing training courses and ad hoc technical assistance. I also contribute to an evaluation of the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program.


Collins Jr, J. W., Soskolne, G. R., Rankin, K. M., & Bennett, A. C. (2013). Differing first year mortality rates of term births to white, African-American, and Mexican-American US-born and foreign-born mothers. Maternal and child health journal, 17(10), 1776-1783.

Lind C, Godfrey E, Rankin K, Handler A (2013). Likelihood of emergency contraception use among African-American women at risk of adverse birth outcomes. Maternal and Child Health Journal, August 2013 [Epub ahead of print].

Lunde B, Rankin K, Chavez N, Harwood B (2013). Female Sterilization in Rural and Urban Women: An Analysis of the National Survey of Family Growth. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 122 (2 Pt1), 304-11.

Castrillio, S. M., Rankin, K. M., David, R. J., & Collins Jr, J. W. (2014). Small-for-Gestational Age and Preterm Birth Across Generations: A Population-Based Study of Illinois Births. Maternal and child health journal, 1-9.

Kominiarek MA, Rankin K, Handler A. Provider Adherence to Recommended Prenatal Care Content: Does It Differ for Obese Women? Maternal and Child Health Journal, August 4, 2013 [Epub ahead of print].

Handler A, Rankin KM, Peacock N, Issel M. The Implementation of Interconception Care in Two Community Health Settings: Lessons Learned, American Journal of Health Promotion, 27(3 Suppl): eS21-eS31, Jan/Feb 2013.

Rankin KM, Kroelinger CD, Rosenberg D, Barfield WD. Building analytic capacity, facilitating partnerships, and promoting data use in state health agencies: A distance-based workforce development initiative applied to maternal and child health epidemiology. Maternal and Child Health Journal 16:S196–S202, December 2012.

Rosenberg D, Barfield W, Rankin K, Kroelinger CD. Increasing scientific and analytic capacity in states: extending epidemiology collaborations beyond traditional workforce development. Maternal and Child Health Journal 16:S193-S195, December 2012.

Bennett AC, Rankin KM, Rosenberg D. Does Receiving Care in a Medical Home Mediate Racial Disparities in Unmet Healthcare Needs among Children with Special Healthcare Needs? Maternal and Child Health Journal 16 (2: Suppl2):S330–S338, December 2012.

Handler A, Rankin K, Rosenberg D, Sinha K. Extent of Documented Adherence to Recommended Prenatal Care Content: Provider Site Differences and Effect on Outcome Among Low-Income Women. Maternal and Child Health Journal,16(2): 393-405, 2012.

Test FS, Caskey R, Rankin KM. The Relationship between Receiving Care within a Medical Home and HPV Vaccine Receipt for Adolescent Girls: Results of the 2007 National Survey of Children’s Health. Maternal and Child Health Journal, Published online: March 14, 2012.

Bennett AC, Brewer KC, Rankin KM. The Association of Child Mental Health Conditions and Parent Mental Health Status among U.S. Children, 2007. Maternal and Child Health Journal, Published online: September 24, 2011.

Chor J, Rankin K, Harwood B, Handler A. Unintended pregnancy and postpartum contraceptive use in women with and without chronic medical disease who experienced a live birth. Contraception, 84:57-63, July 2011.

Rankin KM, David RJ, Collins JW Jr. African-American Women's Exposure to Interpersonal Racial Discrimination in Public Settings and Preterm Birth: the Effect of Coping Behaviors. Ethnicity and Disease, 21(3): 370-6, July 2011.

Collins, JW, Rankin KM, Bruett Hedstrom A. Exploring weathering: the relation of age to low birth weight among first generation and established United States-born Mexican-American women. Maternal and Child Health Journal, Published online: June 8, 2011.

Rankin KM, Cooper A, Sanabria K, Binns H, Onufer C. Illinois Medical Home Project: Pilot intervention and evaluation. American Journal of Medical Quality, 24(4): 302-9, July/Aug 2009.

Collins JW Jr., Rankin KM, David RJ. African-American Women's Lifetime Upward Economic Mobility And Preterm Birth: The Effect Of Fetal Programming. American Journal of Public Health, 101(4): 714-9, April 2011.

Collins Jr JW, David R, Rankin K, Desireddi J. Transgenerational effect of neighborhood poverty on low birth weight among African-Americans in Cook County, Illinois. American Journal of Epidemiology, 169(6): 712-7, Mar 2009.

Love C, David RJ, Rankin K, Collins JW Jr. Exploring Weathering: Effects of Lifelong Economic Environment and Maternal Age on Birth Outcomes in African American and White Women. American Journal of Epidemiology, 172(2): 127:134, July 2010.

Schieve L, Rosenberg D, Handler A, Rankin K, Reynolds M. Validity of Self-Reported Use of Assisted Reproductive Technology Treatment Among Women Participation in the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System in Five States, 2000, Maternal and Child Health Journal, 10(5):427-431, September 2006.

David R, Rankin K, Lee K, Prachand N, Love C, Collins Jr J. The Illinois Transgenerational Birth File: Life-Course Analysis of Birth Outcomes Using Vital Records and Census Data Over Decades. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 14(1):121-132, Jan 2010.

Handler A, Rosenberg D, Rankin K, Zimbeck M, Adams K. The Pre-pregnancy insurance status of public aid recipients in the aftermath of welfare reform: women in the Medicaid GAP, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 17(1): 162-179, February 2006.

Rankin KM, Rauscher G, McCarthy B, Erdal S, Lada P, Il'yasova D, Davis F. Comparing the reliability of responses to telephone-administered vs. self-administered web-based surveys in a case-control study of adult malignant brain cancer. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention, 17(10), Oct 2008.

Rosenberg D, Handler A, Rankin KM, Zimbeck M, Adams EK . Prenatal care initiation among very low-income women in the aftermath of welfare reform: does pre-pregnancy Medicaid coverage make a difference? Maternal and Child Health Journal, 11(1): 11-17, January 2007.

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