Julie Maslowsky has received a five-year K01 Career Development Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. This award will fund her research, which is focused on demography, health, and contraceptive use of repeat teenage mothers. The goal of Maslowsky’s research is to help reduce unplanned repeat births among U.S. teenagers.
Through her research, Maslowsky will provide a detailed description of the population of young women who have given birth more than once, their health and that of their infants, their contraceptive use, and the processes by which they choose those contraceptives. Her results will be informative to health care professionals and policymakers in the design and implementation of programs offering effective contraception.
Maslowsky is an assistant professor of Health Behavior and Health Education in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education in the College of Education. Earlier this year, Maslowsky was named one of three William T. Grant Foundation Scholars in the nation. The William T. Grant Foundation is providing further support for her research on reducing repeat teenage births.