Joan Rosen Bloch, PhD, CRNP

Joan Rosen Bloch, PhD, CRNP
Adjunct Fellow

Assistant Professor, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Department of Nursing, College of Nursing and Health and a secondary appointment in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health at Drexel University

Public Health Interests


Current Public-Health Related Activities

The focus of Dr. Bloch's career has been to promote optimal health for mothers, children and their families. Since obtaining her PhD in 2001, with Dr. Pinto-Martin as her chair, Dr. Bloch has been involved in public health research. The focus of her current work is on the observed racial and ethnic perinatal disparities related to preterm births. Dr. Bloch has a full-time faculty appointment at Drexel in Nursing with a secondary appointment in Epidemiology and Statistics. Informing her teaching and research is her practice as a Nurse practitioner in a public funded prenatal care center.

Select Publications:

Bloch J. R., Webb D., Mathew L., Dennis E., Bennett I. & Culhane J. (2010). Beyond Marital Status: The Quality of the Mother-Father Relationship and Its Influence on Reproductive Health Behaviors and Outcomes among Unmarried Low Income Pregnant Women. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 14 (5), 726-734.

Bloch, J. R., Dawley, K., Suplee, P. D. (2009). Application of the Kessner and Kotelchuck Prenatal Care Adequacy Indices in a preterm birth population. Public Health Nursing 26(5), 449-459.