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Marianne Messersmith Hillemeier, Ph.D.


Marianne Hillemeier is interested in health disparities in early childhood and how these disparities affect health throughout the life course, and in particular their influence on women’s subsequent pregnancy outcomes. She is currently working on several research projects with colleagues using nationally representative data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study to examine disparities in health, educational, and behavioral outcomes among children by socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and family immigration status. She is also involved in intervention research to improve women’s health prior to pregnancy.

Research Interests

Maternal and Child Health; Health Disparities


  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1998
  • M.P.H., Maternal and Child Health, Harvard University, 1988
  • M.S.N., Pediatric Nursing, Yale University, 1982
  • B.S., Nursing, University of Iowa, 1975