Published: Oct. 16, 2020
Colloquium Poster with infant, title, time

Dr. Danielle Ely, Health Statistician, Division of Vital Statistics,
National Center for Health Statistics, CDC

Friday, October, 16th at 12:00PM MDT (2:00PM EDT, 11:00AM PDT)
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Through the lens of births and infant deaths, I will present information from recent publications that have examined places in the United States, with a particular focus of metro/non-metro differences in birth characteristics and outcomes. Additionally, I will present background information on the work of the Division of Vital Statistics (DVS) which is part of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS, one of the centers of the CDC) to give participants an idea of the vital statistics perinatal data available from NCHS and how these data can be used. 

Dr. Danielle Ely received her M.A. in Sociology from Wichita State University and Ph.D. in Rural Sociology and Demography from The Pennsylvania State University. Her dissertation examined reproductive health care utilization over a woman’s life course across the rural/urban continuum. She currently works in the Reproductive Statistics Branch within the Division of Vital Statistics, a division in the National Center for Health Statistics, in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is the data manager for the linked birth/infant death file and works preparing files for public and restricted use, writing CDC publications, and working with a variety of stakeholders to ensure national data on births/infant deaths are as accurate as possible.