Nana Matoba

  • 240 Citations

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Personal profile

Research Interests

I am a neonatologist in the neonatal intensive care units at Prentice Women’s Hospital and Lurie Children’s Hospital. Unique to this position, I also see patients up to 5 years of age in the Developmental Follow-up Clinic, where I frequently witness disparities in neurodevelopmental and physical health outcomes among preterm infants. Although decades of research have focused on racial disparities of preterm birth itself, little is known regarding determinants of disparities in mortality, or subsequent outcomes among the survivors of prematurity. Combining my clinical experience and public health, my goal is to elucidate the determinants of disparities in the prenatal, neonatal and postnatal periods of a preterm infant, and translating these findings into policy.

infant mortality, health disparities

neonatology, neonatal developmental follow-up

Certifications and Licenses

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Training Experience

2005Residency, Lutheran General Hospital
2008Fellowship, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital)

Education/Academic qualification

MPH, University of Illinois at Chicago

… → 2017

MD, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

… → 2002

Research interests

  • Developmental Origins of Disease
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Policy
  • Maternal-Child Health
  • Neonatology
  • Pediatrics
  • Premature Infants
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy

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Research Output

  • 240 Citations
  • 16 Article

Center, Gestational Age, and Race Impact End-of-Life Care Practices at Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Units

Children's Hospital Neonatal Consortium (CHNC), Feb 2020, In : Journal of Pediatrics. 217, p. 86-91.e1

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  • Modifiable sleep-related risk factors in infant deaths in Cook County, Illinois

    Briker, A., McLone, S., Mason, M., Matoba, N. & Sheehan, K. M., May 29 2019, In : Injury Epidemiology. 6, 24.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Mortgage discrimination and preterm birth among African American women: An exploratory study

    Matoba, N., Suprenant, S., Rankin, K., Yu, H. & Collins, J. W., Sep 2019, In : Health and Place. 59, 102193.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Neighborhood Gun Violence and Birth Outcomes in Chicago

    Matoba, N., Reina, M., Prachand, N., Davis, M. M. & Collins, J. W., Sep 15 2019, In : Maternal and child health journal. 23, 9, p. 1251-1259 9 p.

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  • Racial differences in placental pathology among very preterm births

    Matoba, N., Yallapragada, S., Davis, M. M., Ernst, L. M., Collins, J. W. & Mestan, K. K., Aug 2019, In : Placenta. 83, p. 37-42 6 p.

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