Ann E.B. Borders, M.D., MSc, M.P.H.

Ann E.B. Borders, M.D., MSc, M.P.H.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Evanston Hospital, NorthShore University Health System; University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Topic: Breastfeeding

Ann E.B. Borders, M.D., MSc, M.P.H., joined the NorthShore University Health System Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Evanston Hospital in August 2012 and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her research interests are primarily focused on investigating determinants of adverse pregnancy outcomes in vulnerable populations of women, with a specific focus on the relationship between chronic maternal stress and preterm birth. 

Dr. Borders worked with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control to lobby and pass legislation that implemented rapid HIV testing in the state's birthing hospitals and helped lead the statewide implementation effort. In 2008, she began a breastfeeding peer counselor and prenatal education program at the prenatal clinic to serve low income patients affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She currently serves on the IDPH State Perinatal Quality Council and provides leadership for the IL Department of Healthcare and Family Services CHIPRA perinatal workgroup E. She serves on the National Executive Committee for the March of Dimes Big 5 State Perinatal Collaborative and is the current Illinois Team lead. In 2011 she was awarded Loretta Lacey Maternal Child Health Advocacy Award for Maternal Child Health Research by the Illinois Maternal Child Health Coalition.

Dr. Borders has received an MSc degree in health policy from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and an MD from Harvard Medical School in 1999. She completed a Maternal–Fetal Medicine Fellowship and a NRSA Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Health Services Research at Northwestern University in 2006. In 2007, she completed an MPH degree at Northwestern University. She became a Faculty Associate in the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) and Cells to Society (C2S): The Center on Social Disparities and Health, Northwestern University in 2009 and is an adjunct faculty member in the Center for Healthcare Studies and the Department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University.

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