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Mekhala Dissanayake, Epidemiology

I'm interested in how variations in health systems and sociodemographic factors contribute to disparities in cesarean rates and maternal morbidity in the United States. Prior to starting my doctoral program in Epidemiology, I worked in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Oregon Health and Science University alongside maternal fetal medicine physicians, nurse-midwives, disability researchers, and perinatal epidemiologists conducting a broad array of research in perinatal epidemiology. I am originally from the Pacific Northwest and love biking, kayaking, reading, and cooking. 

Research Interests

Social epidemiology; maternal morbidity; health services; cesarean

Faculty Preceptor(s)

Robert Hummer, Whitney Robinson