Eugene R. Declercq, PhD
Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Community Health Sciences

MBA, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
MS, Florida State University - Miami
PhD, Florida State University - Miami



Gene Declercq combines formal training in political science with almost twenty years of experience as a certified childbirth educator to examine policy and practice related to childbirth in the US and abroad. His recent work in examining cesarean sections in the US and overseas has focused on maternal and infant morbidity associated with low risk cesareans and with repeat cesareans as well as the programmatic and policy influences on practices related to childbirth practices. This research has been supported as part of his work as a Robert Wood Johnson-funded Health Policy Investigator and by grants from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. He has served as lead author of two national studies of women's experiences in childbirth entitled Listening to Mothers. He was a technical advisor to the film documentary, The Business of Being Born and has been one of the organizers of a project that has developed a 30 minute version of that documentary that, along with support materials he developed with students, can be used in college classrooms. He was also a producer and presenter of "Birth by the Numbers," a 20 minute video that examines outcomes associated with current US birth practices. He is principal investigator on two NIH funded collaborative projects examining child and maternal outcomes associated with Assisted Reproductive Technologies (MOSART project) and is one of the founders of the Pregnancy to Early Life Longitudinal (PELL) data system that links vital statistics, hospital, and administrative data on almost 900,000 births in Massachusetts since 1998. He's also been active in a variety of public health projects in his hometown of Lawrence, Massachusetts, including a current effort to develop a free volunteer based clinic to serve those without access to care. As an educator, he is a past president of the Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health and has been a recipient of the Norman Scotch Award for outstanding teaching at BUSPH. He is currently the BUSPH Assistant Dean for DrPH Education and serves as chair of the DrPH Subcommittee of the Association of Schools of Public Health.

Assistant Dean of Doctoral Education
Boston University School of Public Health
DrPH Program


Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology



2011 Partners in Perinatal Health: Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Partners Award
2008 Harvard Medical School: 33rd Annual Joseph Garland Lecture


MCH Research
04/01/2016 - 03/31/2018 (PI)
HHS/Health Resources and Services Administration
4R40MC29444-01-02

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Grant
09/01/2015 - 08/31/2017 (PI)
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Epidemiological MCH/SPH Institute
09/01/2015 - 08/31/2017 (PI)
HHS/Health Resources and Services Administration
6T03MC07646-11-01

Women’s Health After Assisted Reproductive Technology: A Population Based Study
06/17/2011 - 03/31/2016 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
1 R01 HD067270 01

Women's Health After Assisted Reproductive Technology: A Population-Based Study
06/17/2011 - 03/31/2016 (PI)
NIH/National Institutes of Health
5R01HD067270-05

Epidemiological MCH/SPH Institute
09/01/2013 - 08/31/2015 (PI)
HHS/Health Resources and Services Administration
5T03MC07646-09-01

Consultation for the Pregnancy to Early Life Longitudinal Data System
07/01/2014 - 06/30/2015 (PI)
Comm. of Mass./Department of Public Health Dept of Education

Child Health After Assisted Reproductive Technology: A Population-Based Study
09/20/2010 - 05/31/2015 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
5R01HD064595-05

Child Health After Assisted Reproductive Technology: A Population-Based Study
09/20/2010 - 05/31/2015 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
5 R01 HD064595 02

Consultation for the Pregnancy to Early Life Longitudinal Data System
09/01/2012 - 06/30/2014 (PI)
Comm. of Mass./Department of Public Health Dept of Education

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  1. MacDorman MF, Declercq E, Thoma ME. Trends in Maternal Mortality by Sociodemographic Characteristics and Cause of Death in 27 States and the District of Columbia. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 May; 129(5):811-818. PMID: 28383383; DOI: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001968;.
  2. Declercq E, Cheng E. Freestanding Birth Centers: Innovation, Evidence. A Profile of Birth Center Use in the US and the Potential Demand for Birth Center Use in the Future.Cole M, and Avery M. Freestanding Birth Centers: Innovation, Evidence, Optimal Outcomes. 2017.
  3. Declercq E, Stotland N. UpToDate. Out-of-Hospital Birth. Waltham, MA. 2017.
  4. MacDorman MF, Declercq E. In Reply. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Jan; 129(1):207. PMID: 28002296; DOI: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001832;.
  5. Declercq E. Understanding the U.S. Maternal Mortality Problem. 2016. View Publication
  6. Sherman BR, Hoen R, Lee JM, Declercq ER. Doctor of Public Health Education and Training. Public Health Rep. 2017 Jan/Feb; 132(1):115-120. PMID: 28005488; DOI: 10.1177/0033354916682204;.
  7. Declercq E, Cabral H, Ecker J. The plateauing of cesarean rates in industrialized countries. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Mar; 216(3):322-323.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27890649; DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2016.11.1038;.
  8. Kennedy HP, Yoshida S, Costello A, Declercq E, Dias MA, Duff E, Gherissi A, Kaufman K, McConville F, McFadden A, Michel-Schuldt M, Moyo NT, Schuiling K, Speciale AM, Renfrew MJ. Asking different questions: research priorities to improve the quality of care for every woman, every child. Lancet Glob Health. 2016 Nov; 4(11):e777-e779. PMID: 27663682; DOI: 10.1016/S2214-109X(16)30183-8;.
  9. MacDorman MF, Declercq E, Cabral H, Morton C. Recent Increases in the U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate: Disentangling Trends From Measurement Issues. Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Sep; 128(3):447-55.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27500333; PMCID: PMC5001799; DOI: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001556;.
  10. MacDorman MF, Declercq E. Trends and Characteristics of United States Out-of-Hospital Births 2004-2014: New Information on Risk Status and Access to Care. Birth. 2016 Jun; 43(2):116-24. PMID: 26991514; DOI: 10.1111/birt.12228;.
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