Recent Publications

Raghavan S., Geller S., Miller S., Goudar S., Anger S., Yadavannavar M.,…Winikoff B. (in press). Misoprostol for primary versus secondary prevention of postpartum haemorrhage: a cluster-randomized non-inferiority community trial. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Lal A., Geller S., Scott S., & Hibbard J.U. (in press). Assessment of hospital readiness for obstetric hemorrhage. Evidence Based Women’s Health Journal.

MacDonald, E. J., Lawton, B., & Geller, S. E. (2015). Contraception post severe maternal morbidity: A retrospective audit. Contraception. doi:10.1016/j.contraception.2015.05.012. [Epub ahead of print]

Wong, C. A., Scott, S., Jones, R. L., Walzer, J., & Geller, S. (2015). The state of Illinois obstetric hemorrhage project: Pre-project and post-training examination scores. The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine, 1-5. doi:10.3109/14767058.2015.1021672

Zimmermann, K., Khare, M.M., Wright, C., Hasler, A.C., Moehring, P.A., Kerch, S., & Geller, S.E. (2015). Application of a gender-based approach to conducting a community health assessment for rural women in southern Illinois. Evaluation and Program Planning, 51, 27-34. doi:10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2014.12.004

Geller, S. E., Koch, A. R., Martin, N. J., Prentice, P., Rosenberg, D., & Illinois Department of Public Health Maternal Mortality Review Committee Working Group. (2015). Comparing two review processes for determination of preventability of maternal mortality in Illinois. Maternal and Child Health Journal, (1). doi:10.1007/s10995-015-1782-2

Geller S.E., Koch A.R., Martin N.J., Rosenberg D., & Bigger H. (2014). Assessing preventability of maternal mortality in Illinois: 2002-2012. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 211(6), 698.e1-698.e11. doi:10.1016/j.ajog.2014.06.046

Robinson, N., Moshabela, M., Owusu-Ansah, L., Kapungu, C., & Geller, S. (2014). Barriers to intrauterine device uptake in a rural setting in Ghana. Health Care for Women International, 1-19. doi:10.1080/07399332.2014.946511

Lawton, B., MacDonald, E. J., Brown, S. A., Wilson, L., Stanley, J., Tait, J. D., . . . Geller, S. E. (2014). Preventability of severe acute maternal morbidity. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 210(6), 557.e1-557.e6. doi:10.1016/j.ajog.2013.12.032

Zimmermann, K., Khare, M.M., Koch, A.R., Wright, C., & Geller, S.E. (2014). Training intervention study participants to disseminate health messages to the community: a new model for translation of clinical research to the community. Clinical and Translational Science, 7(6), 476-481. doi:10.1111/cts.12239

Khare, M.M., Koch, A.R., Zimmermann, K., Huber, R., Moehring, P.A., Wright, C., Hasler, A.C., & Geller, S.E. (2014). Heart smart for women: A lifestyle change intervention to reduce cardiovascular risk in rural women. Journal of Rural Health, 30(4), 359-368. doi:10.1111/jrh.12066

Robinson N., Kapungu C., Carnahan L, & Geller S. (2014). Translating research into policy and practice: Recommendations for scale-up of community based misoprostol distribution programs. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 125(3), 285-288. doi:10.1016/j.ijgo.2013.12.005

Geller, S., Carnahan, L., Akosah, E., Asare, G., Agyemang, R., Dickson, R., . . . Mensah-Homiah, J. (2014). Community-based distribution of misoprostol to prevent postpartum haemorrhage at home births: Results from operations research in rural Ghana. BJOG : An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 121(3), 319-325. doi:10.1111/1471-0528.12447

Lawton B.A, Koch A., Stanley J., & Geller S.E. (2013). The effect of midwifery care on caesarean section rates. International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 123(3), 213-216. doi:10.1016/j.ijgo.2013.06.033

Drogos, L. L., Rubin, L. H., Geller, S. E., Banuvar, S., Shulman, L. P., & Maki, P. M. (2013). Objective cognitive performance is related to subjective memory complaints in midlife women with moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms. Menopause, 20(12), 1236-1242. doi:10.1097/GME.0b013e318291f5a6

El Ayadi, A., Raifman, S., Jega, F., Butrick, E., Ojo, Y., Geller, S., & Miller, S. (2013). Comorbidities and lack of blood transfusion may negatively affect maternal outcomes of women with obstetric hemorrhage treated with NASG. PloS One, 8(8), e70446. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0070446

El Ayadi A.M., Robinson N., Geller S., & Miller, S. (2013). Advances in the treatment of postpartum hemorrhage. Expert Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 8(6), 525-537.

Nagel, J. D., Koch, A., Guimond, J. M., Glavin, S., & Geller, S. (2013). Building the women’s health research workforce: Fostering interdisciplinary research approaches in women’s health. Global Advances in Health and Medicine, 2(5), 24-29. doi:10.7453/gahmj.2013.049

Kapungu, C. T., Mensah-Homiah, J., Akosah, E., Asare, G., Carnahan, L., Frimpong, M. A., . . . Ghana PPH Study Group. (2013). A community-based continuum of care model for the prevention of postpartum hemorrhage in rural Ghana. International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 120(2), 156-159. doi:10.1016/j.ijgo.2012.08.021

Chor, J., Patil, K., Goudar, S., Kodkany, B., & Geller, S. (2012). Provider insights on barriers and opportunities for birth spacing utilization in Karnataka, India. Health Care for Women International, 33(11), 1035-1045. doi:10.1080/07399332.2012.700972

Kilpatrick, S. J., Prentice, P., Jones, R. L., & Geller, S. (2012). Reducing maternal deaths through state maternal mortality review. Journal of Women’s Health, 21(9), 905-909. doi:10.1089/jwh.2011.3398

Zimmermann, K., Khare, M.M., Huber, R., Moehring, P.A., Koch, A.R., & Geller, S.E. (2012). Southern seven women’s initiative for cardiovascular health: lessons learned in community health outreach with rural women. American Journal of Health Education, 43(6), 349-355.

Kapungu C., Koch,A., Miller S.E., & Geller S.E. (2012). A community-based continuum of care model for treatment of post-partum hemorrhage. In: S. Arulkumaran, C. B. Lynch, L.B. Keith, A.B. Lalonde and M. Karoshi (Eds.), A comprehensive textbook of post-partum hemorrhage (2nd ed., pp. 555-561). London: Sapiens Publishing.

Geller S.E., Koch A., Pellettieri B., & Carnes M. (2011). Inclusion, analysis and reporting of sex and race/ethnicity in clinical trials: Have we made progress? Journal of Women’s Health, 20(3), 315-320. doi:10.1089/jwh.2010.2469

Della Torre M., Kilpatrick S.J., Hibbard J.U., Simonson L., Scott S., Koch A., Schy D., & Geller S.E. (2011). Assessing preventability for obstetric hemorrhage. American Journal of Perinatology, 28(10), 753-760. doi:10.1055/s-0031-1280856

Avery, A., Zimmermann, K., Underwood, P.W., & Magnus, J.H. (2009). Confident commitment is a key factor for sustained breastfeeding. Birth, 36(2), 141-148doi:10.1111/j.1523-536X.2009.00312.x



Reports and Workbooks

Climate Survey

Khare, M.M. & Owens, L. (2006). Faculty Work Climate Survey, University of Illinois at Chicago.

In 2004, the campus conducted a study of the working environment for tenured and tenure-track faculty in the Colleges of Engineering and Liberal Arts and Sciences. The survey was designed to capture the perceptions of the faculty members regarding their workplace: what they like, what they dislike, what is important in their daily life, and what enhances or impedes productivity. The goal was to inform how to improve job satisfaction and faculty success at UIC. Faculty members in the two colleges responded with a resounding rate of 67%.

The results are presented in a report, available at:



Tools of the Trades

Zimmermann, K., Hurtig, J., & Small, E. Tools of the Trade: A CWIT Guide to Participatory Evaluation. Chicago: UIC Center for Research on Women and Gender.

Tools of the Trade: A CWIT Guide to Participatory Evaluation is the product of many years of collaboration between CRWG and Chicago Women in Trades (CWIT). While the examples in the guide focus on situations relating to CWIT programs and initiatives, the content of the guide is general enough to be of use to any program, organization or other group interested in participatory evaluation based in feminist principles. This guide is designed to be both a teaching manual for an organization’s first evaluation and a resource to return to for future evaluations. The guide takes the user through each step of the evaluation process. In order to support the capacity of women and gender-centered community groups and organizations to document, analyze, and evaluate their own programs and policies, CWIT and CRWG decided to make the guide available on-line at Tools of the Trade.



Beyond Parity

Hoersch, M. & Morrissey, C. (2004). Beyond Parity Workbook for Action: Transforming Academic Medicine Through Women’s Leadership. Chicago: US Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health, Region V.

The CoE has continued the efforts started by the conference, “Beyond Parity: Transforming Academic Medicine through Women’s Leadership” by producing and disseminating the Beyond Parity Workbook for Action. The workbook was created to help academic medical centers identify barriers to women’s advancement and begin the process of equity transformation. Successful efforts to increase the promotion, recruitment, and retention of women academics at medical institutions across the US are highlighted.

The Beyond Parity Workbook for Action is available online at:
Beyond Parity Workbook for Action (PDF format)
Beyond Parity Workbook Cover (PDF format)



Mapping a Path

Wenzel, S.A. & Brill E. (1998). Mapping a Path for Evaluation: A Planning Guide, Second Edition. Chicago: Girl’s Best Friend Foundation.

Stacy A. Wenzel and Elizabeth Brill, in collaboration with Alice Dan, Cheryl Graves, Cynthia McLachlan, Margaret Strobel, and Luule Vess, have written this use-friendly guide with the goal of helping organizations conduct project evaluations. The result of a collaboration between CRWG and Girl’s Best Friend Foundation, this straight forward guide takes the mystery out of research evaluation by remaining sensitive to the complexity of the evaluation process.

To receive a copy of Mapping a Path for Evaluation, please call 312-413-1924.



Affiliated Publications

Women Building Chicago

Women Bulding Chicago 1790-1990: A Biographical Dictionary, (2001) edited by Rima Lunin Schultz and Adele Hast.This book is the first scholarly and comprehensive reference work on American urban women. It contains biographical sketches of about 400 women who lived and worked in the Chicago area between 1790 and 1990. To order your copy contact Indiana University Press, 601 N. Morton St., Bloomington, IN 47404, (812) 855-8817 or 1-800-842-6796.