Major Milestones


2020– Launched the Women’s Health Needs Study (WHNS). It is the first U.S. multi-site study to document women’s experience of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in the context of reproductive health.

2020– Led the analysis of the first MMWR report that identified pregnancy as a risk factor for severe COVID-19 illness.

2020– 10th Anniversary of the U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (U.S. MEC) recommendations for the use of specific contraceptive methods by women and men who have certain characteristics or medical conditions.

2020– Vital Signs MMWR report on Opioid use during pregnancy using PRAMS data.

2020– All Maternal Mortality Review Committees (MMRCs) hosting Maternal Mortality Review Information Application (MMRIA, or “Maria”) data at CDC for analytic use within their own jurisdiction and for aggregate national reporting by CDC.

2021– Released the 2nd edition of the Data To Action monograph available now in e-book and for download.