Marian MacDorman, Ph.D is a senior statistician and researcher in the Reproductive Statistics Branch at the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Marian has published extensively on home and out-of-hospital birth, cesarean section, induction of labor, preterm birth, infant, fetal and perinatal mortality, and other topics related to the birthing process. Her latest publication on home birth is: MacDorman MF, Declercq E, Mathews TJ. US Home Births Increase 20% from 2004 to 2008. Birth 2011;38:1-6.
Marian is a member of the editorial board for the journal Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care. She is also a Governing Councilor for the American Public Health Association (APHA), MCH section, and was previously the co-chair of the SIDS and Infant Mortality Committee, MCH section from 1999-2009. Marian co-wrote an APHA policy statement on maternal mortality which was adopted by APHA in 2011, and a policy statement on female genital mutilation which was adopted in 1998.