Marianne M. Hillemeier

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Department Head, Department of Health Policy and Administration; Professor of Health Policy and Administration and Demography,

Contact Information

604E Donald H. Ford Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802


(fax) 814-863-2905


MPH 1988 Maternal and Child Health, Harvard University
Ph.D. 1998 Sociology/Population Studies, University of Michigan
B.S. 1975 Nursing, University of Iowa
MSN 1982 Pediatric Nursing, Yale University

Teaching Interests

Child and adolescent health disparities; child and family health policy; public health

Research Interests

Disparities in child and adolescent health; effects of context on health and health-related behavior; disparities in children's health care access and utilization; provider-family interaction in health care encounters; chronic conditions among children and adolescents including asthma and obesity

Selected Publications

Hillemeier MM, Morgan PL, Farkas G, Maczuga S. 2012. Quality Disparities in Child Care for At-Risk Children: Comparing Head Start and Non-Head Start Settings. Maternal and Health Journal, epub ahead of print, doi 10.1007/s10995-012-0961-7.

Morgan PL, Farkas G, Hillemeier MM, Maczuga S. (In press). Are minority children disproportionately represented in early intervention and early childhood special education? Educational Researcher.

Hillemeier MM, Weisman CS, Chuang CH, Downs DS, McCall-Hosenfeld J, Camacho F. 2011. Transition to overweight or obesity among women of reproductive age. Journal of Women’s Health 20(5):703-710.

Hillemeier MM, Morgan PL, Farkas G, Maczuga SA. 2011. Perinatal and socioeconomic risk factors for variable and persistent cognitive delay at 24 and 48 months of age in a national sample. Maternal and Child Health Journal 15(7):1001-1010.

Hillemeier MM, Downs DS, Feinberg MF, Weisman CS, Chuang CH, Parrott RL, Velott D, Francis LA, Baker SA, Dyer AM, Chinchilli V. 2008. Improving women’s preconceptional health: Findings from a randomized trial of the Strong Healthy Women intervention in the Central Pennsylvania Women’s Health Study. Women’s Health Issues 18S: S87-S96.

Curriculum Vitae

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Strategic Themes

  • Health Care Systems
  • Populations of Special Interest