Dr. David Laflamme joined UNH in 2003 as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy. He spends the majority of his time serving as the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Epidemiologist for the state through a contract between the Institute for Health Policy and Practice and the NH Division of Public Health Services. As the State MCH Epidemiologist, he supports the use of data to inform the Maternal and Child Health Section's multiple programs focused on improving the health of mothers and children throughout NH.
Dr. Laflamme’s work spans applied maternal and child health epidemiology. Particular areas of interest include social and behavioral health, evaluation, data linkage, data quality, and using real-time population-based data to support efforts at the intersection of public health and clinical medicine. His analyses have aided in calling attention to current and emerging MCH issues in NH such as early elective delivery, neonatal abstinence syndrome, and newborn screening timeliness. He is the principal investigator for the NH Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System.
Dr. Laflamme is a member of the American Public Health Association, the NH Public Health Association, the National Association of Public Health Statistics and Information Systems, Eta Sigma Gamma, and Phi Beta Kappa. David served in a public health position as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal for over 2 years.