Marie C. McCormick, MD, ScD
|Hospital Title||Senior Associate Director, Infant Follow-Up Program|
|Academic Title||Sumner and Esther Feldberg Professor of Maternal and Child Health, Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, and Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard School of Medicine|
|Marie C. McCormick|
|Location||Kresge 6, Room 619, Harvard School of Public Health|
My research has focused on defining the outcomes of very premature infants using braoad conceptualizations of health (e.g. the WHO definition of health). Using this approach, I have developed new conceptualizations of outcomes and applied innovative measures to assess these outcomes. In addition, I have also led major evaluations of programs to improve the outcomes of high-risk neonates such as the Robert Wood Johnson Perinatal Regional Regionalization Program, the National Healthy Start Evaluation, and, most recently, the 18-year follow of the Infant Health and Development Program. The goals of this body of work is to identify the sources of disability for high-risk neonates that are amenable to intervention to improve their outcomes.
About Marie C. McCormick
My medical education, residency, fellowship and doctorate in health services research were all completed at Johns Hopkins. After stints at Hopkins and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, I came to Harvard in 1987, initially to lead the Infant Follow-up Program and then chair the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. Among the organizations to which I belong, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences has proven very rewarding. I was elected to membership in after serving on several committees. Most recently, I chaired the Committee on Immunization Safety including reports assessing the potential association of vaccines and autism. I am currently also an active member of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee where I co-chaired a working group on improving the vaccine safety system and chaired a working group assessing the safety of the 2009 H1N1 vaccine. I am also a member of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Maternal, Infant and Child Home Visiting Program Evaluation under the Affordable Care Act.
- McCormick MC: The outcomes of very low birth weight infants: Are we asking the right questions? Pediatrics. 1997; 99:869-876.
- McCormick MC, Brooks-Gunn J, Buka SL, Goldman J, Yu J, et al: Early intervention in low birth weight premature infants: Results at 18 years for the Infant Health and Development Program. Pediatrics 2006; 117:771-780.
McCormick MC, Litt JS, Smith VC, Zupancic JAF. Prematurity: overview and public health implications. Ann Rev Public Health 2011; 32:367-379.