Predoctoral Trainee Lindsay Cannon awarded NICHD F31

Congratulations to CDE predoctoral trainee and Sociology PhD candidate Lindsay Cannon, who was awarded an F31 award by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) for her project “Fertility Among Women with Chronic Health Conditions: A Mixed Methods Study.”

“This F31 funding will support my mixed methods dissertation research,” Cannon shared. “Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 and the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, as well as newly collected in-depth interview data, this study will provide insight into the relationship between chronic health conditions and fertility patterns, including the mechanisms through which these processes are connected. Results from this study will improve demographic knowledge of population fertility by enhancing understandings of fertility goals, timing, and achievement in the context of chronic health conditions, particularly as the average maternal age at birth increases in the U.S. This study will also provide necessary evidence to inform clinical recommendations for patient-centered care and reproductive justice among women with conditions that increase the risk of premature mortality and disability,” Cannon stated.

Congratulations, again, Lindsay!