Marit L. Bovbjerg, PhD


College Of Public Health and Human Sciences
141A Milam Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331

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Office phone: 541-737-5313
Fax: 541-737-6914

School, program or other affiliation

  • School of Biological and Population Health Sciences
  • Epidemiology

Research Interests

My research focuses on maternity care in the US—determining effective and cost effective models of care; translating evidence-based, sustainable, and cost-effective models into practice; and decreasing adverse maternal outcomes resulting from over-medicalized births. I am also interested in physical activity during pregnancy, particularly with maternal outcomes following varying levels of activity volume and intensity. Current projects include evaluating the Optimal Fetal Positioning exercise regimen, exploring breastfeeding expectations and experiences among first-time mothers, and evaluating the Dutch model of maternity care when implemented in the US.

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