August 31, 2020
K-Staters receive New Investigator Award for research
Jennifer Miller, director of health promotion at Lafene Health Center, and Susan Rensing, visiting assistant professor in gender, women, and sexuality studies, were recently awarded the National Violent Death Reporting System New Investigator Award.
This award is part of an initiative by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in partnership with the American Public Health Association to support emerging researchers using the National Violent Death Reporting System Restricted Access Data. The National Violent Death Reporting System is the only state-based violent death reporting system that gives researchers a broader view and a more in-depth analysis of how and when violent deaths occur.
Miller and Rensing's research will focus on the connection between maternal mortality and intimate partner violence. Their project will examine pregnancy-associated homicides and analyze the demographics of these cases to identify risk factors, protective factors and places for intervention to prevent these homicides from occurring.