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Anna Hansen

RB2 Suite 150


  • MD/PhD Student

College Unit(s)

Biography and Education


Before entering the MD/PhD program at the University of Kentucky, I attended Pomona College in Claremont, California. At Pomona, I majored in Biology, minored in Anthropology, and ran cross country. I began medical school at UK in 2016. I completed the PSMRF program through the Center Clinical and Translational Science under the mentorship of Dr. Nancy Schoenberg. I began my graduate studies in Sociology in 2018. I am currently funded by an F30 Fellowship from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to study social determinants of maternal mortality and morbidity in rural communities. We are particularly interested in predictors of morbidity among women living in rural Appalachia.


Pomona College (2011-2015) BS Biology


Current Year: M3

Selected Publications

Hansen, A., & Moloney, M. (2020). Pregnancy‐Related Mortality and Severe Maternal Morbidity in Rural Appalachia: Established Risks and the Need to Know More. The Journal of Rural Health, 36(1), 3-8. Hansen, A. C., Brown, R., Keller, P., & Schoenberg, N. (2020). Sources of Stress and Strength: Contextualizing the Experience of Grandparents Rearing Grandchildren in Appalachia. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 1-21. Hansen, A., Moloney, M. E., Cockerham-Morris, C., Li, J., & Chavan, N. R. (2020). Preterm Birth Prevention in Appalachian Kentucky: Understanding Barriers and Facilitators Related to Transvaginal Ultrasound Cervical Length Surveillance Among Prenatal Care Providers. Women's Health Reports, 1(1), 293-300.