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Publications Associated with the Grassroots MCH Initiative:

  1. Mueller, A, Peterson, E, Wynns, W, Nisi, S, Turman, Jr., JE (2024) Community legal strategies to address Indiana’s Maternal and Child Eviction Crisis. Indiana Law Review, 58,

  2. Latham-Mintus K, Ortiz, B, Irby, A, Turman, Jr, JE (2024) Supporting the Development of Grassroots Maternal and Childhood Health Leaders through a Public Health Informed Training Program. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 21, 460.

  3. Moujahid, C, Turman, Jr., JE, Amahdar, L (2023) Scoping Review to Identify Social Determinants of Maternal Health in Morocco. International Journal of Social Determinants of Health and Health Services. DOI: 10.1177/27551938231217589

  4. Wynns, W, Swigonski, N, Turman, Jr., JE (2023) A framework for faith-based maternal and child health promotion in the United States. Journal of Public Health.

  5. Ho, B, Turman, Jr., JE, Han, N, (2023) Health insurance coverage and poverty status of postpartum women in the United States in 2019: An ACS-PUMS population-based cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. 10.1186/s12889-023-17087-4

  6. Usigbe, J, Macey, E, Klemme, P, Williams, M, Turman, Jr, JE (2023) Applying a maternal standards of care audit tool and quality improvement process to improve healthcare for pregnant women in prison. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.

  7. Moujahid, C, Turman, Jr., JE, Amahdar, L (2023) Common Traditions, Practices, and Beliefs Related to Safe Motherhood and Newborn Health in Morocco. Healthcare: 11, 769,

  8. Irby, A, Macey. E, Levine, N, Durham, JR, Turman, Jr., JE (2023) Grounding the Work of Grassroots Maternal and Child Health Leaders in Storytelling. Health Promotion Practice.

  9. DiPietro Mager NA, Zollinger TW, Turman JE Jr, Zhang J, Dixon BE (2023) Preconception health status and associated disparities among rural, Midwestern women in the United States. Birth. 50(1):127-137. doi: 10.1111/birt.12706.

  10. Clark, AE, Macey, E, Irby, A, Stone, C, Pell Abernathy, M, Turman, Jr., JE (2022) Diverse perspectives to support a human rights approach to reduce Indiana’s maternal mortality rate. Humanity and Society. DOI: 10.1177/01605976221109785

  11. Mager, A, Macey, E, Noe, K, Porter, N, Williams Sparks, M, Daniel, C, Hession, L, Magnett, O, Turman, Jr., JE (2022) Creating a coordinated system of care for mother-baby pairs transitioning from a prison nursery to their home community. Advancing Corrections. 13:125-138.

  12. Turman, Jr., JE, Swigonski, N (2021) Changing Systems that Influence Birth Outcomes in Marginalized Zip Codes. Pediatrics. DOI:

  13. DiPietro Mager, NA, Zollinger, TW, Turman, Jr., JE, Zhang, J, Dixon, BE (2021) Routine healthcare utilization among reproductive-age women residing in a rural maternity care desert. J Comm Health. 46(1): 108-116.

  14. Marquam, N, Irby, A, Casavan, K, Swigonski, N, Turman, Jr., JE (2020) NEEDED: Grassroots leaders to lead system change efforts that reduce infant mortality. Humanity and Society,

  15. Skinner, L, Stiffler, D, Swigonski, N, Casavan, K, Irby, A, Turman, Jr., JE (2019)