Maxine Reed-Vance, RN, MS

Maxine Reed-Vance serves as Deputy Director/Director of Clinical Affairs and Quality Assurance at Baltimore City Healthy Start.   Ms.  Reed-Vance has worked with Baltimore Healthy Start since the program’s inception in 1993.  She has over 30 years of experience in obstetrical nursing and has worked in institutions such as the Johns Hopkins hospital, the Jefferson Davis Hospital (now Lyndon B. Johnson) in Houston, and the University of Texas Medical Center in Galveston.  She has over ten years of teaching experience at the College level.  Ms. Reed-Vance has completed all the course work toward a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Nursing Research.  She has participated in applied research carried out by staff at the Baltimore Healthy Start including research on depression screening;  the examination of Chlamydia and Bacterial Vaginosis prevalence among program enrollees; childhood safety among program participants; substance abuse and pregnancy outcomes; and inter-pregnancy intervals, home-based family planning services, and contraceptive use patterns. Ms. Reed-Vance served as the Principal Investigator for the Baltimore site, one of five NICHD funded sites, examining the role of stress and resilience in pregnancy outcome.

She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nation Nurses Honor Society and Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority.  She has held membership in the American Nurses Association and the National League for Nursing and the Nurses Association of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  She is a Johnson and Johnson Fellow (2006). She currently serves as one of the 73 Innovator Advisor for the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Innovation. Ms. Reed-Vance is an ordained minister.  She is co-author of several journal articles including Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae among pregnant women in a community outreach program in Baltimore, MD. ISSTDR 14th Ann. Meet., Berlin, Internat. J. STD & AIDS. 12 (suppl 2): 95, 2001. Spiritual and Religious Resources in African American Women:  Protection from Depressive Symptoms After Childbirth.  Clinical Psychological Science Volume 3 Issue 2, 2015. Explaining Racial and Ethnic Inequalities in Postpartum Allostatic Load:  Results from a multisite study of low to middle income women.  SSM Population Health, Volume 2.  December, 2016. pp 850-858.