Faculty Profile

Miatta Buxton

Miatta A Buxton, PhD, MPH

  • Assistant Research Scientist, Epidemiology
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Epidemiology

Dr. Buxton is interested in environmental and other influences on maternal and child health. She is interested in a number of the major risk factors such as lower reproductive tract infection, environmental pollution and nutrition, which are reported to contribute to adverse pregnancy outcomes. Specifically, her research focuses on the various independent and joint relationships among environmental, dietary factors and preterm birth, the mechanistic pathways by which these associations occur, and how they may be modified. Her research has also focused on understanding patterns of inflammation in "normal" pregnancy. Additionally, she is interested in utilizing novel approaches including precision health methodology to understand the determinants of preterm birth and the measures that are important for identifying persons at risk of preterm birth. Dr. Buxton's long-term goals include advancing a research program that actively explores the causes of preterm birth, and developing/implementing a community intervention program that focuses on reducing the impact of preterm birth.

  • PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2016
  • MPH, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2005
  • BA, Queens College, New York, 2002

Research interests:
Maternal and child health, Prevention, Health Disparities, Global health, Public health in low resource settings

Research Projects:
Buxton's research uses data from a Mexico-based cohort to study longitudinal evaluation of systemic inflammation among adolescents prior to the childbearing period

Buxton, in collaboration with investigators from Michigan State University and Harvard Brigham and Women's hospital, is investigating associations between inflammatory potential of dietary intake and placenta inflammation

Email: mabuxton@umich.edu

Office: 734-763-7862
Fax: 734-764-7373

Address: M5009 SPH II
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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