Candice Belanoff

Candice M. Belanoff, ScD, MPH

Clinical Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences - Boston University School of Public Health


Candice Belanoff, ScD, MPH, is a Maternal and Child Health Epidemiologist with a particular interest in the relationship of social forces and inequities to patterns of population health. She is currently investigating associations between measures of structural racism and the occurrence of preterm birth and other adverse perinatal outcomes. Recent research has also addressed health outcomes related to cesarean delivery; substance use among women of reproductive age; and assisted reproductive technology.

Candice designed and is the founding Director of the Community Assessment, Program Design, Implementation and Evaluation (CAPDIE) certificate program, which graduates dozens of newly minted community health practitioners every year. She also teaches several courses at BUSPH, including Assessment and Planning for Health Promotion (SB820), Social Justice and the Health of Populations: Racism and other systems of oppression (MC775) and Advanced Practice and Research Methods for Public Health Equity (MC776). Candice has won multiple teaching awards including the annual Norman A. Scotch Award for Excellence in Teaching. She is known for authentic community engagement and the explicit incorporation of anti-racist, health equity frameworks in her coursework.

In addition to everything public health, Candice loves music, riding her bike, dogs, donkeys, her friends and her family.


  • Harvard University, ScD Field of Study: Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Hunter College, MPH Field of Study: Public Health - Education
  • Macalester College, BA Field of Study: Anthropology


Classes Taught

  • SPHMC775
  • SPHPH845
  • SPHSB820


  • Published on 2/24/2023

    Peralta A, Drainoni ML, Declercq ER, Belanoff CM, Radoff K, Bearse E, Iverson RE. Development and testing of a decision aid to achieve shared decision-making for routine labor induction. Birth. 2023 Sep; 50(3):636-645. PMID: 36825853.

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  • Published on 8/12/2022

    Almeida J, Belanoff C, Erbetta KF, Black A. Ethnic, Nativity and Country of Origin Inequities in Preterm Birth Among Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Whites in New York City: What's Stress Got to Do With It? J Immigr Minor Health. 2023 Apr; 25(2):406-414. PMID: 35960400.

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  • Published on 3/1/2022

    Feinberg E, Declercq E, Lee A, Belanoff C. The Relationship between Social Support and Postnatal Anxiety and Depression: Results from the Listening to Mothers in California Survey. Womens Health Issues. 2022 May-Jun; 32(3):251-260. PMID: 35246352.

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  • Published on 1/4/2022

    Belanoff C, Alade MO, Almeida J. Preterm Birth Among US and Foreign-Born Non-Hispanic Black Birthing Parents in Massachusetts: Variation by Nativity, Region, and Country of Origin. Matern Child Health J. 2022 Apr; 26(4):834-844. PMID: 34982341.

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  • Published on 8/30/2021

    Declercq E, Feinberg E, Belanoff C. Racial inequities in the course of treating perinatal mental health challenges: Results from listening to mothers in California. Birth. 2022 03; 49(1):132-140. PMID: 34459012.

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  • Published on 7/9/2021

    Roder-DeWan S, Baril N, Belanoff CM, Declercq ER, Langer A. Being Known: A Grounded Theory Study of the Meaning of Quality Maternity Care to People of Color in Boston. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2021 Jul; 66(4):452-458. PMID: 34240539.

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  • Published on 5/4/2021

    Almeida J, Belanoff C, Erbetta KF. The Time has Come for All States to Measure Racial Discrimination: A Call to Action for the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS). Matern Child Health J. 2022 Jan; 26(1):7-11. PMID: 33945082.

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  • Published on 3/8/2021

    McCloskey L, Bernstein J, The Bridging The Chasm Collaborative, Amutah-Onukagha N, Anthony J, Barger M, Belanoff C, Bennett T, Bird CE, Bolds D, Brenna BW, Carter R, Celi A, Chachere B, Crear-Perry J, Crossno C, Cruz-Davis A, Damus K, Dangel A, Depina Z, Deroze P, Dieujuste C, Dude A, Edmonds J, Enquobahrie D, Eromosele E, Ferranti E, Fitzmaurice M, Gebel C, Blount LG, Greiner A, Gullo S, Haddad A, Hall N, Handler A, Headen I, Heelan-Fancher L, Hernandez T, Johnson K, Jones E, Jones N, Klaman S, Lund B, Mallampalli M, Marcelin L, Marshall C, Maynard B, McCage S, Mitchell S, Molina R, Montasir S, Nicklas J, Northrup A, Norton A, Oparaeke E, Ramos A, Rericha S, Rios E, Bloch JR, Ryan C, Sarfaty S, Seely E, Souter V, Spain M, Spires R, Theberge S, Thompson T, Wachman M, Yarrington T, Yee LM, Zera C, Clayton J, Lachance C. Bridging the Chasm between Pregnancy and Health over the Life Course: A National Agenda for Research and Action. Womens Health Issues. 2021 May-Jun; 31(3):204-218. PMID: 33707142.

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  • Published on 8/14/2020

    Sakala C, Belanoff C, Declercq ER. Factors Associated with Unplanned Primary Cesarean Birth: Secondary Analysis of the Listening to Mothers in California Survey. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2020 Aug 14; 20(1):462. PMID: 32795305.

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  • Published on 8/12/2020

    Declercq E, Belanoff C, Iverson R. Maternal perceptions of the experience of attempted labor induction and medically elective inductions: analysis of survey results from listening to mothers in California. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2020 Aug 12; 20(1):458. PMID: 32787802.

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