Department of Health Promotion
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health
- 2016-present, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion, UNMC
- 2016-2018, Director of Evaluation and Innovation, Building Healthy Futures, Omaha, Nebraska
- 2013-2016 Evaluation Specialist, Institute for Financial Management and Research LEAD, Chennai, India
- 2008-2013 Doctoral Fellow, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California
- 2014, PhD Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School
- 2008, M.P.P., UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
- 2001, B.S. Biopsychology, UC Santa Barbara
- I am interested in the mechanisms through which communities and health systems promote maternal and child health while advancing the respect and dignity of women. My work emphasizes engaging communities, practitioners and mothers in applied research. I approach research with a reproductive justice and life course framework. My preferred methodologies include econometric analyses, randomized experiments, qualitative inquiry and community engaged research.
- Specific research topics of interest: prevention of maternal mortality and morbidity; prevention of infant mortality; preconception health.
- Previous research: has examined the effectiveness of using evidence based guidelines to improve maternity care in low resource settings, studied whether providing access to affordable day care can change child health outcomes in rural settings, and developed a process for engaging communities to identify health priorities for children.
- Current projects: include community engaged research to develop a trauma informed primary care model for refugee patients, piloting a community developed preconception health campaign with family practice physicians and OB-GYN offices, and engaging pharmacies to promote adolescent vaccines.
- Service oriented work: I am a representative for the Douglas County Infant Mortality Case Review Team and the Nebraska Maternal Mortality Review Committee. I also serve on the March of Dimes Prematurity Prevention Collaborative and the Respectful Maternity Care Council.
- Maloney, Shannon I, Siahpush, Mohammad, Dinkel, Danae, Farazi, Paraskevi A, Jose, Jithin, Krishnamurthy, Jayanna, Dutta, Rohini. (2018). Nurse and physician reflections on the application of a quality standards training program to reduce maternal mortality. Volume 66: 155-160. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2018.08.013
- Siahpush, Mohammad, Farazi, Paraskevi A, Maloney, Shannon I, Dinkel, Danae, Nguyen, Minh N, Singh, Gopal K. (2018). Socioeconomic status and cigarette expenditure among U.S. households: Results from 2010-2015 Consumer Expenditure Survey. BMJ Open.
- Tibbits, M., Maloney, S., Ndashe, T., Grimm, B., Johansson, P and Siahpush, M. (2018). Impact of the Community-Wide Adolescent Health Project on Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing in Omaha, Nebraska. American Journal of Public Health. 108(6):782-784. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2018.304391
- Farazi, P.A., Siahpush, M., Maloney, S., Dinkel, D., Michalek, A., John, R., and Oluwole, O. (2018). Awareness and Attitudes of Nigerian Men Living in Abuja on Prostate Cancer and Screening. Journal of Cancer Education. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13187-018-1416-7
- Ateva E, Blencowe H, Castillo T, Dev A, Farmer M, Kinney M, Mishra SK, Hopkins Leisher S, Maloney S, Ponce Hardy V, Quigley P, Ruidiaz J, Siassakos D, Stoner JE, Storey C, Tejada de Rivero Sawers ML. Every Woman, Every Child's ‘Progress in Partnership’ for stillbirths: a commentary by the stillbirth advocacy working group. (2018). BJOG.https://doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.15113.
- Grimm, Brandon, Tibbits, Melissa, Maloney, Shannon, Johansson, Patrik, and Mohammad Siapush. (2017). Suggestions for Strengthening the Public Health Leadership Development Model. Pedagogy in Health Promotion. https://doi.org/10.1177/2373379917721721
- Nandi, Arijit, Maloney, Shannon, Agarwal, Parul, Chandrashekar, Anoushaka, and Harper, Sam. (2016). The effect of an affordable daycare program on health and economic well-being in Rajasthan, India: Protocol for a cluster-randomized controlled impact evaluation study. BMC Public Health 16: 490.
- American Public Health Association
- American Evaluation Association