At MAC our goal is to increase the impact of our research by sharing findings with fellow researchers, community members and advocates, policymakers, business owners, and the general public. We disseminate our research through publications in peer-reviewed academic journals, policy briefs, in-depth reports, and online tutorials in order to promote evidence-based actions that achieve sustainable improvements in population health.
Our peer-reviewed publications are helping build the evidence-base for population health sciences. Click the link below to read abstracts for all of our publications, or email us to request a full-text version of any article.
Our policy briefs provide short, easy-to-understand summaries of our research findings and recommendations.
Short summaries of our published research findings.
- The Status of Women's Reproductive Rights and Adverse Birth Outcomes
- Separate and Unequal: Structural Racism and Infant Mortality in the U.S.
- How Changing Medicaid Policy Can Increase Equitable Access to Effective Contraception
- Association Between Neighborhood Violence and Biological Stress in Children
- Mass Incarceration and Public Health: The Association Between Black Jail Incarceration and Adverse Birth Outcomes Among Black Women Living In Louisiana
- Income Inequality and Racial Disparities in Pregnancy-related Mortality in the US
- Housing Insecurity Seems to Almost Go Hand in Hand with Being Trans
- Blight Abatement of Vacant Land and Crime in New Orleans
- Exposure to Neighborhood Crime Is Associated with Lower Levels of Physical Activity and Higher Obesity Risk Among Adolescent Girls, but Not Boys
Advancing health equity is the overarching goal of all of the research and evaluation work conducted at MAC. In addition, we take a particular emphasis on identifying ways to improve resources and opportunities to achieve health among all women and families in New Orleans where our center is based. These reports focus on how the New Orleans Health Department, City of New Orleans and the vibrant community that make up our city can acknowledge our shared history and take steps to progress towards a just, fair, and healthier future for all residents.