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Andreea Creanga


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Andreea Creanga, MD, PhD
Associate Professor - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

I am a professor at the Johns Hopkins University with joint faculty appointments in the Departments of International Health; Population, Family and Reproductive Health; and Gynecology and Obstetrics. My work focuses on implementing and evaluating perinatal quality and safety interventions, domestically and internationally, with a key interest in measurement innovations. Since 2019, I have been leading the Maryland Maternal Health Innovation program (MDMOM, and coordinating innovative work in the areas of maternal health data collection, quality improvement and health equity in the 32 birthing hospitals in the state of Maryland, as well as resource availability for pregnant and postpartum women. I also serve as Principal Investigator on an NIH grant to coordinate data innovation across 10 Maternal Health Centers of Excellence as part of NIH’s IMPROVE Initiative. Before joining Johns Hopkins in 2016, I spent 6 years working on maternal mortality and severe morbidity surveillance and research at the CDC. I had the opportunity to lead the national Pregnancy Mortality Surveillance System, review and learn from the ~700 maternal deaths that occur every year in the US. For this work I received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from the US Government, Executive Office of the President in 2013. As Professor at Johns Hopkins University, I advise graduate students, teach two courses on maternal health epidemiology and large-scale effectiveness evaluation of health programs, and help coordinate the work of the International Center for Maternal and Newborn Health. I serve as member of the Maryland Maternal Mortality Review Committee, World Health Organization’s Maternal Mortality Estimation Technical Working Group, and United Nations’ Stillbirth Estimation Group; and as co-editor of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Reproductive Health.