Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health


Prevention of Teen Pregnancy through Screening and Brief Intervention in Primary Care

This multi-site RCT is comprised of a semi-structured, 15-minute brief intervention that is informed by principles of Motivational Interviewing.  

PI: Jennifer Hettema, PhD

New Mexico Maternal Child Health Public Health Training Institute

The training institute has enrolled MCH professionals state-wide in a program to complete a graduate-level certificate in public health.

Co-I: Stephanie Chambers, MPH

Retrospective Chart Review of Infants with Prenatal Substance Exposure

The goal of this project is to identify modifiable factors that increase the risk of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).

PI: Sherry Weitzen, MD, PhD

Association of Maternal Child Health Programs (AMCHP) Birth Outcomes Project

In collaboration with the New Mexico Department of Health, the purpose of this project is to improve birth outcomes in the state for maternal and infant populations affected by opioid or other substance use.

PI: Larry Leeman, MD

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Pilot Test of Methods for the Prospera Project

This project pilot-tested the use of Motivational Interviewing techniques, to determine if adolescent teen mothers can become competent in the use of Motivational Interviewing.

Co-I: Stephanie Chambers, MPH

Focus Groups and Curriculum Development for the Prospera Project

This project used focus groups of teen mothers and their parents to determine the acceptability and feasibility of using teen peer mentors to provide support for addressing issues of educational achievement.

Co-I: Stephanie Chambers, MPH

Curriculum Development for the Prospera Project: A Teen Mother Peer Support Program

This project identified topics and training materials for peer mentors working with teen mothers as part of the development of the training curriculum for the larger Prospera Project.

Co-I: Stephanie Chambers, MPH