David Laflamme

Phone: (603) 271-6679
Office: Institute for Health Policy & Practice, Hewitt Hall Suite 202, Durham, NH 03824
Pronouns: He/him/his
David J. Laflamme, Research Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy

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.


  • Ph.D., Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
  • M.P.H., Public Health, Tulane University
  • B.S., Health Professions Related, Plymouth State University

Courses Taught

  • PHP 904: Social and Behavioral Health
  • PHP 926: Evaluation in Public Health
  • PHP 985A: SpcTop/Quality Improv Pub Hlth

Selected Publications

de Gijsel, D., DesBiens, M., Talbot, E. A., Laflamme, D. J., Conn, S., & Chan, B. P. (2020). Tracking Substance Use Complications: A Collaborative Analysis of Public Health and Academic Medical Center Records on Drug Use-Associated Infective Endocarditis. JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 222, S437-S441. doi:10.1093/infdis/jiaa160

Laflamme, D. J., & McGrath, R. J. (2011). State-Sponsored Public Reporting Of Hospital Quality. HEALTH AFFAIRS, 30(2). doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2011.0102

Potter, S. J., & Laflamme, D. J. (2011). An Assessment of State Level Sexual Assault Prevalence Estimates. MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH JOURNAL, 15(1), 77-86. doi:10.1007/s10995-010-0565-z

Laflamme, D. (2010). Preterm births: a better comparison statistic. Health Affairs, 29(1).

McGrath, R. J., Laflamme, D. J., Schwartz, A. P., Stransky, M., & Moeschler, J. B. (2009). Access to genetic counseling for children with autism, Down syndrome, and intellectual disabilities.. Pediatrics, 124 Suppl 4, S443-S449. doi:10.1542/peds.2009-1255Q

Gee, G. C., Ryan, A., Laflamme, D. J., & Holt, J. (2006). Self-reported discrimination and mental health status among African descendants, Mexican Americans, and other Latinos in the New Hampshire REACH 2010 Initiative: The added dimension of immigration. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 96(10), 1821-1828. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2005.080085

Ryan, A. M., Gee, G. C., & Laflamme, D. F. (2006). The Association between self-reported discrimination, physical health and blood pressure: findings from African Americans, Black immigrants, and Latino immigrants in New Hampshire.. J Health Care Poor Underserved, 17(2 Suppl), 116-132. doi:10.1353/hpu.2006.0092

Gee, G. C., Curbow, B., Ensminger, M. E., Griffin, J., Laflamme, D. J., McDonnell, K., . . . Agnew, J. (2005). Are you positive? The relationship of minority composition to workplace drug and alcohol testing. JOURNAL OF DRUG ISSUES, 35(4), 755-778. doi:10.1177/002204260503500405

Agnew, J., Gee, G. C., Laflamme, D. J., McDonnell, K. A., & Curbow, B. A. (2003). Work climate and the age-hostile workplace. In AGING AND WORK (pp. 163-169). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Curbow, B., Laflamme, D., & Agnew, J. (2001). Methods to assess workplace stress and psychosocial factors. In Indoor Air Quality Handbook (pp. 55.1). McGraw Hill Professional.

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