Sylvia Guendelman PhD, MSW

Professor, Maternal and Child Health
Professor, Berkeley PhD Program in Health Policy
Research Interests: 
  • Reproductive health of immigrant women
  • Women's health
  • Access to health care for disadvantaged populations, including the working poor
  • Health along the U.S. Mexico border
Selected Publications: 

Rosas LG, Harley K, Fernald L, Guendelman S, Mejia F, Neufeld L, Eskenazi B. Household Food Insecurity and Dietary Intake Among Children of Mexican Descent: Results of a Binational Study. Journal of the American Dietetic Association

Thornton D, Guendelman S, Hosang N. Obstetric complications in women with diagnosed mental illness: The relative success of California's county mental health system. Health Services Research

Guendelman S, Fernald L, Neufeld L, Fuentes-Afflick E. Maternal Perceptions of Early Childhood Ideal Body Weight Differ among Mexican-Origin Mothers Residing in Mexico Compared to California. Journal of the American Dietetic Association

Guendelman S, Stachel L. Infertility Status and Infertility Treatment: Racial and Ethnic Disparities. In Evidence Base for Interventions in Reproductive and Perinatal Health. A. Handler and J. Kennedy (Eds.).

Guendelman S, Making Decisions on Maternity Leave and Associated Mother/Child Outcomes. Expert Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 4(3), 227-230 (2009).

Guendelman S, Pearl M, Graham S, Hubbard A, Hosang N, Kharrazi M. Maternity leave in the ninth month of pregnancy and birth outcomes among working women. Women's Health Issues. 2009 (19): 30-37.

Guendelman S, Lang Kosa J, Pearl M, Graham S, Goodman J, and Kharrazi M. Juggling work and breastfeeding: Effects of maternity leave and occupational characteristics. Pediatrics. 2009 (123): 38-46.

Guendelman S, Cosby K. "Do immigrant children have a fair chance?" In Raising Children: Emerging Needs, Modern Risks, and Social Responses (pp. 183-200). J.D. Berrick and Gilbert N (Eds.). New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Guendelman S, Lang Kosa J, Pearl M, Graham S, Kharrazi M. Exploring the relationship of second-trimester Corticotropin Releasing Hormone (CRH), chronic stress, and preterm delivery. The Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine.2008. 21(11) 788-795(8)

Denny-Garamendi C, Lopez-Rabin J, Guendelman S, Schafer S. Developing Spanish-language Family Planning Materials: Lessons Learned for Extensive Field Tests (Special Report). Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. 2007 Sep. 39(3):176-180.

Other interests: 
  • Maternal and Child Health Academic Leadership Award 1995
  • Editorial Board Member, Maternal and Child Health Journal and Journal of Mexican Studies
  • Chair, America's Reproductive Health Panel, World Health Organization
  • Executive Committee, Chicano/Latino Policy Project
Profile Updated: April 8, 2016