Chloe Dillaway

Associate Project Manager, Texas Policy Evaluation Project, University of Texas at Austin

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About Chloe

Dillaway’s research focuses on women’s access to reproductive healthcare in the postpartum period. She leads data collection efforts and serves as data manager for a statewide prospective cohort study of postpartum contraceptive use and preferences. She served as a bilingual research participant interviewer for the pilot study. She also worked at the Yale School of Medicine Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, developing hospital-based outcome measures for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and with Children’s HealthWatch, monitoring the impact of economic conditions and public policies on young children at Boston Medical Center.  


Many Low Income Women in Texas Do Not Get the Effective Contraception They Want after Giving Birth

  • Joseph E. Potter
  • Kate Coleman-Minahan
  • Kari White
  • Daniel A. Powers
  • Chloe Dillaway
  • Kristine Hopkins
  • Daniel Grossman


"Contraception after Delivery among Publicly Insured Women in Texas: Use Compared with Preference" (with Joseph E. Potter, Kate Coleman-Minahan, Kari White, Daniel A. Powers, and Amanda Stevenson). Obstetrics & Gynecology 130, no. 2 (2017): 393-402.

Assesses women's preferences for contraception after delivery and compares use with preferences.

"Acceptance and Continuation of Immediate Postpartum LARC: Experiences from a Texas Hospital" (with Chloe Dillaway, Cristina Wallace Huff, Sara Holcombe, Jenny Duret-Uzodinma, and Joseph E. Potter). Obstetrics & Gynecology 130, no. 2 (2017): 393-402.

Assesses patient demand for immediate postpartum placement of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) in Lyndon Baines Johnson Hospital in Houston, Texas. 

"A Blessing I Can't Afford: Factors Underlying the Paradox of Happiness about Unintended Pregnancy" (with Abigail Aiken and Natasha Mevs-Korff). Social Science 132 (2015): 149-155.

Explores the underlying reasons for the paradox in the measurement and interpretation of unintended pregnancy that women frequently report feeling happy about pregnancies they also classify as unintended.