Kristine Siefert’s research focuses on identifying modifiable social, behavioral, and environmental determinants of health, with an emphasis on addressing socioeconomic and racial/ethnic health disparities.
Siefert joined the faculty in of the School of Social Work in 1979. She held the Edith S. Gomberg Collegiate Professorship in Social Work from 2007 until her retirement in 2012. She also served as associate dean for academic affairs and assistant dean for research.
In 2003, a survey published in Social Work Research named her one of the most influential researchers in social work. In 2012, she was named a trailblazer in public health social work by the Public Health Social Work Section of the American Public Health Association.
Racial/ethnic health disparities, poverty, food insecurity, pregnancy outcome, maternal depression
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School of Social Work
1080 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
|1980||PhD||Social Work||University of Minnesota, Minneapolis|
|1979||MPH||Maternal and Child Health||University of Minnesota, Minneapolis|
|1975||MSW||Social Work||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor|
|1972||AB||English||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor|
Watkins, D. C., Hudson, D. L., Caldwell, C. H., Siefert, K., & Jackson, J. S. (2011). Discrimination, mastery, and depressive symptoms among African American men. Research on Social Work Practice, 21(3), 269-277.
Sohrsdahl, K., Slopen, N., Siefert, K., Seedat, S., Stein, D. J., & Williams, D. R. (2011). Household food insufficiency and mental health in South Africa. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 65, 426-431.
Finlayson, T., Williams, D. R., Siefert, K., Jackson, J. S., & Nowjack-Raymer, R. (2010). Oral health disparities and psychosocial correlates of self-rated oral health in the National Survey of American Life. American Journal of Public Health, 100(S1), S246-255.
Xu, X., Siefert, K., Jacobson, P. D., Lori, J. R., & Ransom, S. B. (2009). Malpractice burden, rural location, and discontinuation of obstetric care: A study of obstetric providers in Michigan. Journal of Rural Health, 25(1), 33-42.
Xu, X., Grigorescu, V., Siefert, K., Lori, J., & Ransom, S. B. (2009). Cost of racial disparity in the rate of preterm birth: Evidence from Michigan. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 20(3), 729-747.
Gavin, A., Holzman, C., Siefert, K., & Tian, Y. (2009). Maternal depressive symptoms, depression and psychiatric medication use in relation to risk of preterm delivery. Women's Health Issues, 19, 325-334.
Siefert, K. (2008). Hunger, nutrition, and food programs. In Encyclopedia of Social Work. Oxford University Press.
Xu, X., Siefert, K., Jacobson, P. D., Lori, J. R., & Ransom, S. B. (2008). The effects of medical liability on obstetric care supply in Michigan. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 198(2), 205.e1-9.
Xu, X., Lori, J. R., Siefert, K., Jacobson, P. D., & Ransom, S. B. (2008). Malpractice liability burden in midwifery: A survey of Michigan certified nurse-midwives. Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, 53(1), 19-27.
Xu, X., Siefert, K., Jacobson, P. D., Lori, J. R., & Ransom, S. B. (2008). The impact of malpractice burden on Michigan obstetrician-gynecologists' career satisfaction. Women's Health Issues, 18(4), 229-237.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106