Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Dillaway’s research focuses on women’s access to reproductive healthcare in the postpartum period. She leads data collection efforts and serves as data manager for a statewide prospective cohort study of postpartum contraceptive use and preferences. She served as a bilingual research participant interviewer for the pilot study. She also worked at the Yale School of Medicine Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, developing hospital-based outcome measures for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and with Children’s HealthWatch, monitoring the impact of economic conditions and public policies on young children at Boston Medical Center.
Assesses women's preferences for contraception after delivery and compares use with preferences.
Assesses patient demand for immediate postpartum placement of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) in Lyndon Baines Johnson Hospital in Houston, Texas.
Explores the underlying reasons for the paradox in the measurement and interpretation of unintended pregnancy that women frequently report feeling happy about pregnancies they also classify as unintended.