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Lu Michael

Title(s)Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences
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    Title(s)Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology

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    1. Lu MC. The Future of Maternal and Child Health. Matern Child Health J. 2019 Jan; 23(1):1-7. PMID: 30456704.
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    2. Kogan MD, Vladutiu CJ, Schieve LA, Ghandour RM, Blumberg SJ, Zablotsky B, Perrin JM, Shattuck P, Kuhlthau KA, Harwood RL, Lu MC. The Prevalence of Parent-Reported Autism Spectrum Disorder Among US Children. Pediatrics. 2018 12; 142(6). PMID: 30478241.
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    3. Lu MC. Place matters to birth outcomes: A life-course perspective. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2018 09; 32(5):420-422. PMID: 30086188.
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    4. Hirai AH, Sappenfield WM, Ghandour RM, Donahue S, Lee V, Lu MC. The Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) to Reduce Infant Mortality: An Outcome Evaluation From the US South, 2011 to 2014. Am J Public Health. 2018 06; 108(6):815-821. PMID: 29672142.
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    5. Ghandour RM, Flaherty K, Hirai A, Lee V, Walker DK, Lu MC. Applying Collaborative Learning and Quality Improvement to Public Health: Lessons from the Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) to Reduce Infant Mortality. Matern Child Health J. 2017 06; 21(6):1318-1326. PMID: 28101758.
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    6. Liu J, Whitaker KM, Yu SM, Chao SM, Lu MC. Association of Provider Advice and Pregnancy Weight Gain in a Predominantly Hispanic Population. Womens Health Issues. 2016 May-Jun; 26(3):321-8. PMID: 26922386.
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    7. Park HY, Harwood RL, Yu SM, Kavanagh L, Lu MC. Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities Research Programs of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Pediatrics. 2016 02; 137 Suppl 2:S61-6. PMID: 26908478.
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    8. Zhao Y, Kershaw T, Ettinger AS, Higgins C, Lu MC, Chao SM. Association Between Life Event Stressors and Low Birth Weight in African American and White Populations: Findings from the 2007 and 2010 Los Angeles Mommy and Baby (LAMB) Surveys. Matern Child Health J. 2015 Oct; 19(10):2195-205. PMID: 25665895.
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    9. Lu MC, Highsmith K, de la Cruz D, Atrash HK. Putting the "M" back in the Maternal and Child Health Bureau: reducing maternal mortality and morbidity. Matern Child Health J. 2015 Jul; 19(7):1435-9. PMID: 25626713.
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    10. Kogan MD, Dykton C, Hirai AH, Strickland BB, Bethell CD, Naqvi I, Cano CE, Downing-Futrell SL, Lu MC. A new performance measurement system for maternal and child health in the United States. Matern Child Health J. 2015 May; 19(5):945-57. PMID: 25823557.
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    11. Lu MC, Lauver CB, Dykton C, Kogan MD, Lawler MH, Raskin-Ramos L, Watters K, Wilson LA. Transformation of the title V maternal and child health services block grant. Matern Child Health J. 2015 May; 19(5):927-31. PMID: 25854797.
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    12. Chao SM, Wakeel F, Herman D, Higgins C, Shi L, Chow J, Sun S, Lu MC. The 2007 los angeles mommy and baby study: a multilevel, population-based study of maternal and infant health in los angeles county. Adv Prev Med. 2014; 2014:293648. PMID: 25580305.
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    13. Lu MC, Jones JR. A new way forward: improving maternal and child health in America. Matern Child Health J. 2014 Sep; 18(7):1558-9. PMID: 25131549.
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    14. Coller KM, Chao SM, Lu MC, Strobino D. Unintended births among adult immigrant and U.S.-born Mexican women in the Los Angeles Mommy and Baby (LAMB) survey. Womens Health Issues. 2014 Jul-Aug; 24(4):e365-72. PMID: 24837399.
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    15. Korst LM, Fridman M, Lu MC, Mitchell C, Lawton E, Griffin F, Gregory KD. Monitoring childbirth morbidity using hospital discharge data: further development and application of a composite measure. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Sep; 211(3):268.e1-268.e16. PMID: 24631432.
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    16. Hirai AH, Sappenfield WM, Kogan MD, Barfield WD, Goodman DA, Ghandour RM, Lu MC. Contributors to excess infant mortality in the U.S. South. Am J Prev Med. 2014 Mar; 46(3):219-27. PMID: 24512860.
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    17. DiBari JN, Yu SM, Chao SM, Lu MC. Use of postpartum care: predictors and barriers. J Pregnancy. 2014; 2014:530769. PMID: 24693433.
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    18. Lu MC. Improving maternal and child health across the life course: where do we go from here? Matern Child Health J. 2014 Feb; 18(2):339-43. PMID: 24318423.
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    19. Lu MC, Johnson KA. Toward a national strategy on infant mortality. Am J Public Health. 2014 Feb; 104 Suppl 1:S13-6. PMID: 24410337.
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    20. Wakeel F, Witt WP, Wisk LE, Lu MC, Chao SM. Racial and ethnic disparities in personal capital during pregnancy: findings from the 2007 Los Angeles Mommy and Baby (LAMB) study. Matern Child Health J. 2014 Jan; 18(1):209-222. PMID: 23504131.
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    21. Guardino CM, Dunkel Schetter C, Bower JE, Lu MC, Smalley SL. Randomised controlled pilot trial of mindfulness training for stress reduction during pregnancy. Psychol Health. 2014; 29(3):334-49. PMID: 24180264.
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    22. Blumberg SJ, Bramlett MD, Kogan MD, Schieve LA, Jones JR, Lu MC. Changes in prevalence of parent-reported autism spectrum disorder in school-aged U.S. children: 2007 to 2011-2012. Natl Health Stat Report. 2013 Mar 20; (65):1-11, 1 p following 11. PMID: 24988818.
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    23. Gregory KD, Korst LM, Lu MC, Fridman M. AHRQ patient safety indicators: time to include hemorrhage and infection during childbirth. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2013 Mar; 39(3):114-22. PMID: 23516761.
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    24. Korst LM, Fridman M, Lu MC, Fleege L, Mitchell C, Gregory KD. Trending elective preterm deliveries using administrative data. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2013 Jan; 27(1):44-53. PMID: 23215711.
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    25. Lu MC, Boumediene S, Ray P. A 2020 vision for women's health. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Dec; 23(6):454-9. PMID: 22045268.
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    26. Wadhwa PD, Entringer S, Buss C, Lu MC. The contribution of maternal stress to preterm birth: issues and considerations. Clin Perinatol. 2011 Sep; 38(3):351-84. PMID: 21890014.
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    27. Lu MC. Healthcare reform and women's health: a life-course perspective. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Dec; 22(6):487-91. PMID: 21048461.
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    28. Halfon N, Lu MC. Gestational weight gain and birthweight. Lancet. 2010 Sep 18; 376(9745):937-8. PMID: 20691468.
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    29. Lu MC, Kotelchuck M, Hogan VK, Johnson K, Reyes C. Innovative strategies to reduce disparities in the quality of prenatal care in underresourced settings. Med Care Res Rev. 2010 Oct; 67(5 Suppl):198S-230S. PMID: 20675351.
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    30. Lu MC. We can do better: improving perinatal health in America. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2010 Mar; 19(3):569-74. PMID: 20156094.
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    31. Jones L, Lu MC, Lucas-Wright A, Dillon-Brown N, Broussard M, Wright K, Maidenberg M, Norris K, Ferré C. One Hundred Intentional Acts of Kindness toward a Pregnant Woman: building reproductive social capital in Los Angeles. Ethn Dis. 2010; 20(1 Suppl 2):S2-36-40. PMID: 20629245.
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    32. Lu MC, Jones L, Bond MJ, Wright K, Pumpuang M, Maidenberg M, Jones D, Garfield C, Rowley DL. Where is the F in MCH? Father involvement in African American families. Ethn Dis. 2010; 20(1 Suppl 2):S2-49-61. PMID: 20629247.
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    33. Lu MC, Kotelchuck M, Hogan V, Jones L, Wright K, Halfon N. Closing the Black-White gap in birth outcomes: a life-course approach. Ethn Dis. 2010; 20(1 Suppl 2):S2-62-76. PMID: 20629248.
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    34. Lu MC. Healthcare reform and women's health. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Dec; 21(6):514-20. PMID: 19855275.
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    35. Lu MC, Muthengi E, Wakeel F, Fridman M, Korst LM, Gregory KD. Prolonged second stage of labor and postpartum hemorrhage. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2009 Mar; 22(3):227-32. PMID: 19330706.
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    36. Coonrod DV, Jack BW, Stubblefield PG, Hollier LM, Boggess KA, Cefalo R, Cox SN, Dunlop AL, Hunter KD, Prasad MR, Lu MC, Conry JA, Gibbs RS, Hogan VK. The clinical content of preconception care: infectious diseases in preconception care. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Dec; 199(6 Suppl 2):S296-309. PMID: 19081424.
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    37. Dunlop AL, Jack BW, Bottalico JN, Lu MC, James A, Shellhaas CS, Hallstrom LH, Solomon BD, Feero WG, Menard MK, Prasad MR. The clinical content of preconception care: women with chronic medical conditions. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Dec; 199(6 Suppl 2):S310-27. PMID: 19081425.
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    38. Klerman LV, Jack BW, Coonrod DV, Lu MC, Fry-Johnson YW, Johnson K. The clinical content of preconception care: care of psychosocial stressors. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Dec; 199(6 Suppl 2):S362-6. PMID: 19081431.
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    39. Lu MC. We can do better: improving women's health in America. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Dec; 20(6):563-5. PMID: 18989132.
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    40. Frey KA, Navarro SM, Kotelchuck M, Lu MC. The clinical content of preconception care: preconception care for men. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Dec; 199(6 Suppl 2):S389-95. PMID: 19081435.
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    41. Mendelson SG, McNeese-Smith D, Koniak-Griffin D, Nyamathi A, Lu MC. A community-based parish nurse intervention program for Mexican American women with gestational diabetes. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2008 Jul-Aug; 37(4):415-25. PMID: 18754979.
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    42. Gelberg L, Lu MC, Leake BD, Andersen RM, Morgenstern H, Nyamathi AM. Homeless women: who is really at risk for unintended pregnancy? Matern Child Health J. 2008 Jan; 12(1):52-60. PMID: 18026826.
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    43. Lu MC. Recommendations for preconception care. Am Fam Physician. 2007 Aug 01; 76(3):397-400. PMID: 17708141.
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    44. Huang JS, Lee TA, Lu MC. Prenatal programming of childhood overweight and obesity. Matern Child Health J. 2007 Sep; 11(5):461-73. PMID: 17006770.
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    45. Lu MC, Kotelchuck M, Culhane JF, Hobel CJ, Klerman LV, Thorp JM. Preconception care between pregnancies: the content of internatal care. Matern Child Health J. 2006 Sep; 10(5 Suppl):S107-22. PMID: 16817001.
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    46. Korst LM, Reyes C, Fridman M, Lu MC, Hobel CJ, Gregory KD. Gestational pyelonephritis as an indicator of the quality of ambulatory maternal health care services. Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Mar; 107(3):632-40. PMID: 16507935.
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    47. Lu MC, Fridman M, Korst LM, Gregory KD, Reyes C, Hobel CJ, Chavez GF. Variations in the incidence of postpartum hemorrhage across hospitals in California. Matern Child Health J. 2005 Sep; 9(3):297-306. PMID: 16132205.
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    48. Korst LM, Gregory KD, Lu MC, Reyes C, Hobel CJ, Chavez GF. A Framework for the Development of maternal quality of care indicators. Matern Child Health J. 2005 Sep; 9(3):317-41. PMID: 16160758.
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    49. Korst LM, Fridman M, Friedlich PS, Lu MC, Reyes C, Hobel CJ, Chavez GF, Gregory KD. Hospital rates of maternal and neonatal infection in a low-risk population. Matern Child Health J. 2005 Sep; 9(3):307-16. PMID: 16160757.
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    50. Lu Q, Lu MC, Schetter CD. Learning from success and failure in psychosocial intervention: an evaluation of low birth weight prevention trials. J Health Psychol. 2005 Mar; 10(2):185-95. PMID: 15723889.
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    51. Lu MC, Chen B. Racial and ethnic disparities in preterm birth: the role of stressful life events. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Sep; 191(3):691-9. PMID: 15467527.
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    52. Lu MC, Prentice J, Yu SM, Inkelas M, Lange LO, Halfon N. Childbirth education classes: sociodemographic disparities in attendance and the association of attendance with breastfeeding initiation. Matern Child Health J. 2003 Jun; 7(2):87-93. PMID: 12870624.
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    53. Lu MC, Halfon N. Racial and ethnic disparities in birth outcomes: a life-course perspective. Matern Child Health J. 2003 Mar; 7(1):13-30. PMID: 12710797.
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    54. Murphy DA, Lu MC, Martin D, Hoffman D, Marelich WD. Results of a pilot intervention trial to improve antiretroviral adherence among HIV-positive patients. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2002 Nov-Dec; 13(6):57-69. PMID: 12469544.
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    55. Lu MC, Prentice J. The postpartum visit: risk factors for nonuse and association with breast-feeding. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2002 Nov; 187(5):1329-36. PMID: 12439527.
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    56. Gelberg L, Leake B, Lu MC, Andersen R, Nyamathi AM, Morgenstern H, Browner C. Chronically homeless women's perceived deterrents to contraception. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2002 Nov-Dec; 34(6):278-85. PMID: 12558090.
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    57. Prentice JC, Lu MC, Lange L, Halfon N. The association between reported childhood sexual abuse and breastfeeding initiation. J Hum Lact. 2002 Aug; 18(3):219-26. PMID: 12192956.
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