Bio


Marina Magalhães, PhD is a nurse scientist and postdoctoral fellow at the Carmichael Lab in the Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine. Her overall research aims are to improve health outcomes for birthing people, women, and their infants. Her research areas include pregnancy and maternal health, neonatal intensive care, and inequities with an emphasis on their multilevel determinants and health outcomes. Her postdoctoral research training is focused on severe maternal morbidity with an emphasis on maternal nutrition, health care, social disadvantage, and health equity. Dr. Magalhães' doctoral research at the University of Florida examined nutritional support for preterm very low birth weight (VLBW) infants and strategies to support lactation among mothers of critically ill infants. Her dissertation assessed the use of a biomarker-based text messaging intervention for lactating parents of critically ill infants in the NICU to prolong lactation and breastfeeding duration.

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Steering Committee Member, Global Maternal Child Health Network, American Public Health Association (2020 - Present)
  • Member, Maternal Child Health Section, American Public Health Association (2020 - Present)
  • MCH Section Fellow, American Public Health Association (2020 - 2021)

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