Jeannette R Ickovics

Jeannette R Ickovics is affiliated with the Yale School of Public Health.[1]

Jeannette R. Ickovics is Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health and of Psychology at Yale University.[2]She is an expert on maternal and child health and community health with a focus on large-scale prevention interventions.[1]A graduate and honorary degree recipient of Muhlenberg College, she earned her master's and doctoral degrees in applied social psychology from George Washington University.[1]Her numerous administrative positions have included serving as founding director of the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences and of CARE: Community Alliance for Research & Engagement at the Yale School of Public Health.[1]She has contributed more than 170 articles to peer-reviewed publications, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, American Journal of Public Health, Social Science and Medicine, among other journals.[1]Her work on group prenatal care has been recognized as innovative by the Connecticut Technology Council, Harvard Health Acceleration Challenge, and the Hemsley Challenge at United Health Group.[1]

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Mothers-to-be and babies benefit from group prenatal care, study finds

By Michael Greenwood - Group prenatal care can substantially improve health outcomes for both mothers and their infants, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health has found. In addition, mothers with more group prenatal care visits were less likely to become pregnant again quickly after giving birth, an important outcome known as "birth spacing" that reduces the risk of having another baby at risk for preterm delivery. "Few clinical interventions have had an impact on birth outcomes," said Professor Jeannette R. Ickovics, the study's lead author. The research team conducted a randomized controlled trial in 14 health centers in New York City, and compared the birth outcomes of women who received CenteringPregnancy Plus group prenatal care to those who received traditional individual care.[345]


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2 Breakfasts Help Kids Avoid Being Overweight Or Obese: Study

A new study found that children who ate double breakfasts for two years did not show significant differences in weight gain and had lesser risk of developing childhood obesity. Having two breakfasts is better than none when it comes to preventing kids from being overweight or obese, a new study has found. In the new study, however, senior author Jeannette Ickovics from Yale School of Public Health says their work does not back up those worries. The findings of the study show that students who did not eat breakfast or have irregular breakfast-eating patterns had more than twice the risk of being overweight or obese than those who consumed two breakfasts.[678]


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Daily Health News Bulletin (18-12-18).

The study showed that students in such schools reported healthier behaviours than their peers in schools without such programmes. "These findings strongly support previous administration policies that provided healthier food for all children in public schools," Ickovics added. Being overweight or obese early in life affects health across the lifespan, contributing to a range of chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, and depression that reduce productivity and shorten life expectancy, researchers noted, in the paper published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.[91011]


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