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A Systems Approach to Perinatal Opioid Exposure and Maternal Suicidality

2021 Standard Research Grant
Amount Awarded: $99,699
Focus Area: Psychosocial Studies

Jangho Yoon, Ph.D., MSPH

Jangho Yoon, Ph.D., MSPH
Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences

Inside the Research

Suicide is the leading cause of death for women during pregnancy and in the first year postpartum. Using data from a population of women enrolled in Oregon Medicaid for low-income families and individuals with disabilities, we plan to investigate the impact of perinatal opioid use on suicide attempt and death. We also examine whether a unique value-based health care system implemented in Oregon Medicaid, known as Coordinated Care Organizations, may contribute to preventing maternal opioid misuse and suicide attempt and death.