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

PhD, Florida State University
MS, Florida State University
MBA, University of Massachusetts Amherst



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 maternal mortality and morbidity in the US has emphasized the importance of systems approaches to improving women’s health. This requires a focus on women’s health in the community as well as in clinical settings and not only during pregnancy, but throughout the lifecourse. He is part of the collaborative team that has completed three national studies and a 2018 statewide study of women's experiences in childbirth entitled Listening to Mothers. He was a technical adviser to the film documentary, The Business of Being Born and a producer and presenter of "Birth by the Numbers," a 20 minute video that examines outcomes associated with current US birth practices. With student collaborators, he developed and maintains the companion website, www.birthbythenumbers.org which provides up-to-date data on trends in childbirth practices and outcomes. He was 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 has linked vital statistics, hospital, and administrative data on more than 1,100,000 births in Massachusetts since 1998. He has also been active in a variety of public health projects in his hometown of Lawrence, Massachusetts. 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 also a recipient of the Martha May Eliot Award from the American Public Health Association for service to maternal and child health and the Greg Alexander award for research in maternal and child health epidemiology. He is currently the BUSPH Assistant Dean for DrPH Education.

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


Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology



2018 MCH Epidemiology Awards: Greg Alexander Award
2014 American Association of Birth Centers: Communication Award
2013 American Public Health Association: Martha May Eliot Award
2011 Partners in Perinatal Health: Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Partners Award
2008 Harvard Medical School: 33rd Annual Joseph Garland Lecture
2003 Boston University School of Public Health: Norman Scotch Award


EPIDEMIOLOGICAL MCH/SPH INSTITUTE
09/01/2015 - 08/31/2019 (PI)
HHS/Health Resources and Services Administration
4 T03MC07646-12-03

NEW HAMPSHIRE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION GRANT
09/01/2015 - 08/31/2019 (PI)
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

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

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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Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. MacDorman MF, Declercq E. Trends and state variations in out-of-hospital births in the United States, 2004-2017. Birth. 2018 Dec 10. PMID: 30537156.
     
  2. Dukhovny D, Hwang SS, Gopal D, Cabral H, Missmer S, Diop H, Declercq E, Stern JE. Length of stay and cost of birth hospitalization: effects of subfertility and ART. J Perinatol. 2018 Nov; 38(11):1457-1465.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30166621.
     
  3. Hutchinson K, Bryant M, Bachman DeSilva M, Price D, Sabin L, Bryson L, Jean Charles R, Declercq E. Delayed access to emergency obstetrical care among preeclamptic and non-preeclamptic women in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2018 Aug 20; 18(1):337.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30126377.
     
  4. Hwang SS, Dukhovny D, Gopal D, Cabral H, Missmer S, Diop H, Declercq E, Stern JE. Health of Infants After ART-Treated, Subfertile, and Fertile Deliveries. Pediatrics. 2018 Aug; 142(2).View Related Profiles. PMID: 29970386.
     
  5. Declercq ER, Cheng ER, Sakala C. Does maternity care decision-making conform to shared decision- making standards for repeat cesarean and labor induction after suspected macrosomia? Birth. 2018 Sep; 45(3):236-244.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29934981.
     
  6. MacDorman MF, Declercq E. In Reply. Obstet Gynecol. 2018 May; 131(5):934-935. PMID: 29652696.
     
  7. MacDorman MF, Declercq E, Thoma ME. Making Vital Statistics Count: Preventing U.S. Maternal Deaths Requires Better Data. Obstet Gynecol. 2018 May; 131(5):759-761. PMID: 29630026.
     
  8. Vedam S, Stoll K, MacDorman M, Declercq E, Cramer R, Cheyney M, Fisher T, Butt E, Yang YT, Powell Kennedy H. Mapping integration of midwives across the United States: Impact on access, equity, and outcomes. PLoS One. 2018; 13(2):e0192523. PMID: 29466389.
     
  9. Seijmonsbergen-Schermers A, van den Akker T, Beeckman K, Bogaerts A, Barros M, Janssen P, Binfa L, Rydahl E, Frith L, Gross MM, Hálfdánsdóttir B, Daly D, Calleja-Agius J, Gillen P, Vika Nilsen AB, Declercq E, de Jonge A. Variations in childbirth interventions in high-income countries: protocol for a multinational cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. 2018 01 10; 8(1):e017993. PMID: 29326182.
     
  10. MacDorman MF, Declercq E. The failure of United States maternal mortality reporting and its impact on women's lives. Birth. 2018 Jun; 45(2):105-108. PMID: 29314173.
     
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maternal mortality
Cesarean Section
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