My research program focuses on clinical care and patient-provider communication at the end of pregnancy, particularly regarding induction of labor and obstetric interventions. My research experience includes qualitative and quantitative studies of wome's preferences regarding induction of labor, projects aimed at estimating the optimal timing of induction of labor utilizing decision analysis and cost effectiveness techniques, and examining the association between induction of labor and maternal and neonatal morbidity using the National Center for Health Statistics Natality Data Set.
Kaimal AJ, Zlatnik MG, Cheng YW, et al. Effect of a change in policy regarding the timing of prophylactic antibiotics on the rate of postcesarean delivery surgical-site infections. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 2008; 199(3):310.e311-315. PubMed PMID: 18771995.
Janakiraman VJ, Ecker JE, Kaimal AJ. Comparing the second stage in induced and spontaneous labor. Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Sep;116(3):606-11. PMID: 20733442.
Kaimal AJ, Kuppermann M. Understanding risk, patient and provider preferences, and obstetric decision making: Approach to delivery after cesarean. Semin Perinatol, 2010 Oct;34(5):331-6. PMID: 20869549.