Kristin Rankin, PhD


Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Co-Director, MCH Epidemiology Training Program
1603 W. Taylor St, Office 881
Chicago, IL 60612

Dr. Kristin Rankin is an Assistant Professor in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Division and Co-Director of the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Epidemiology Training Program. Her research interests include women’s health, family planning, implementation science, and racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in adverse birth outcomes. Dr. Rankin is part of an interdisciplinary team investigating women’s utilization of the postpartum visit and effective postpartum contraception. She also partners to evaluate the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program and is a member of the State Perinatal Services Committee of the March of Dimes Illinois Chapter. She teaches courses in pediatric epidemiology, intermediate epidemiologic methods, and advanced analytic methods in MCH epidemiology and provides continuing education and technical assistance to applied MCH epidemiologists in state and local health agencies.

Selected publications:

Rankin, K.M., David, R.J., & Collins, J.W. Jr. (2011). African-American women’s exposure to interpersonal racial discrimination in public settings and preterm birth: The effect of coping behaviors. Ethnicity and Disease, 21(3), 370-6.

Rankin, K.M., Kroelinger, C.D., Rosenberg, D., & Barfield, W. (2012). Building analytic capacity, facilitating partnerships, and promoting data use in state health agencies: A distance-based workforce development initiative applied to maternal and child health epidemiology. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 16, S196–S202.

Lunde, B., Rankin, K., Chavez, N., & Harwood, B. (2013). Female sterilization in rural and urban women: An analysis of the National Survey of Family Growth. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 122 (2 Pt1), 304-311.