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Green's research focuses on the individual-, family-, and environmental determinants of maternal and child health disparities, with a focus on racial/ethnic minorities and immigrant populations. Her most recent work focuses on racial/ethnic and nativity disparities in weight outcomes among childbearing women, as well as understanding how discrimination influences obesity-related outcomes among immigrants.
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Uses data from the 1996-2014 waves of the March Current Population Survey to investigate generational differences in self-rated health among blacks with West Indian, Haitian, Latin American, and African ancestry.
Compares prenatal behaviors and birth outcomes of Black immigrant mothers to those of other immigrant and U.S.-born mothers, using federal vital statistics. Finds that Black immigrant mothers are less likely to give birth to preterm or low-birth-weight infants than U.S.-born Black women, yet are more likely to experience these adverse birth outcomes than other groups of immigrant and U.S.-born women.
Investigates the roles of immigrant status, English proficiency, and race/ethnicity on the receipt of self-reported prenatal counseling using nationally representative data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort.
Uses data from the 1996-2014 waves of the March Current Population Survey. Shows that the health (i.e. self-rated health) of Hispanic immigrants varies by both arrival cohort and U.S. tenure for immigrants hailing from most of the primary sending countries/regions of Hispanic immigrants. Demonstrates that omitting arrival-cohort measures from health assimilation models may result in overestimates of the degree of downward health assimilation experienced by Hispanic immigrants.
Aims to quantify the contributions of individual-, household, and area-level factors to racial/ethnic disparities in prenatal care use among NH white, NH black, and Hispanic mothers. Provides helpful insights for clinicians and policymakers interested in addressing the mechanisms underlying racial/ethnic differences in access to care among pregnant women.
Documents state-level trends in prenatal Medicaid and state-funded coverage options for low-income noncitizens just prior to and since welfare reform. Helps to understand the potential effects of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion on health care utilization and birth outcomes among pregnant noncitizens.