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New & Forthcoming Titles | Global Maternal and Child Health: Medical, Anthropological, and Public Health Perspectives (About the Editor)

Global Maternal and Child Health

Global Maternal and Child Health

Medical, Anthropological, and Public Health Perspectives

Series Ed.: Schwartz, David A.

ISSN: 2522-8382

​David A. Schwartz, MD, MS Hyg, FCAP, is a physician, medical anthropologist, and epidemiologist with professional and research interests in the reproductive health and diseases of women, pregnancy disorders, and maternal and child morbidity and mortality in both resource-rich and resource-poor countries. An experienced author, editor, researcher, and consultant, Dr. Schwartz investigates the anthropological, biomedical, and epidemiologic aspects of pregnancy and its complications as they affect society. He has particular interest in maternal and infant complications including exposure to pregnancy-related disease and emerging infections; obstetrical, placental, and perinatal pathology; reproductive health disparities; and, gender inequality. Dr. Schwartz examines maternal and infant health issues among indigenous populations, and has extensive field experience in the resource-poor nations of the world including Africa, Asia, and Latin America. He has been a recipient of many grants, and has organized and directed projects involving maternal and infant health, obstetrical and placental diseases, and infectious disease transmission between women and their infants in many countries. Dr. Schwartz is an editor of three books on the subject of maternal and infant morbidity and mortality and pregnancy complications in developing countries. He currently serves on the Editorial Boards of four international journals, is an associate editor of one of them, and is a clinical professor at the Medical College of Georgia of Augusta University in Georgia, USA. Dr. Schwartz has been highly involved as a researcher, consultant, author, and editor with maternal and fetal infection occurring in the current Zika virus pandemic, and was the editor of the first peer reviewed journal that was largely devoted to that topic. He has long experience at understanding and integrating the anthropological, biomedical, epidemiological, and public health aspects of pregnancy, childbirth, and infectious diseases as they affect society.