About

Dr. Anne Dunlop is a Professor, research track, and is board-certified in family medicine and preventive medicine and holds a masters’ degree in epidemiology.    Dr. Dunlop has experience designing and conducting: (1) health services and clinical research in public and private clinic settings; (2) epidemiologic analyses of large data sets containing state and perinatal regional data to better understand reproductive health outcomes in the state of Georgia and variability in outcomes by race/ethnicity; (3) health policy research to better understand the impact of health policies on maternal-child health care utilization and outcomes.  Dr. Dunlop currently leads OPA-, CDC-, and NIH-funded studies addressing women’s reproductive health outcomes and impacts of health practices and policies.

Areas of Expertise

Maternal-Child; Family Health; Community Health

Clinical: Women's Preconception Health Care

Research: Preterm Birth; Racial Disparitites in Adverse Birth Outcomes

Teaching: Clinical Supervision in Primary Care; Women's Health

Publications

Kramer MR, Dunlop AL, Hogue CJ. Measuring women’s cumulative neighborhood deprivation exposure using longitudinally linked vital records: A method for life course MCH research. Maternal Child Health J 2013;18(2):478-87. doi: 10.1007/s10995-013-1244-7.

Dunlop AL, Dretler A, Badal H, Logue KM.  Acceptability and potential impact of reproductive and preconception health risk assessment and counseling in the WIC setting. Am J Health Promotion 2013, 27(3 Supp):S58-65.10.

Dunlop AL, Logue KM, Badal H, Thorne C. Change in women’s knowledge of general and personal preconception health risks following screening and brief  intervention in publicly-funded primary care settings.  Am J Health Promotion 2013; 27 (Supp 3): S50-57.

Teaching

Dr. Dunlop has experience teaching clinical epidemiology, clinical preventive medicine (with particular expertise in women's and reproductive health topics), and community-based and behavioral strategies to promote public health to residents and students. Dr. Dunlop also has experience mentoring residents and students in applied research projects and secondary data analyses.

Research

Dr. Dunlop has a particular interest in identifying underlying factors that contribute to racial disparities in reproductive and pregnancy outcomes (especially preterm and low birth weight deliveries) and in clinical translational research to identify interventions to improve reproductive and pregnancy outcomes, particularly among low-income minority populations. A major research focus has been the content and mechanism of delivery of preconception health care and exploring whether improvements in specific women's health parameters can improve birth outcomes such as rates of preterm birth. In addition, her research has focused upon monitoring racial disparities in reproductive health outcomes, exhuming factors contributing to trends over time, as well as implementing and evaluating health services and policy interventions.

Awards