Avery Plough is a Research Analyst on the Delivery Decisions Initiative investigating the recent increase in cesarean delivery rates in the United States and ways to prevent overtreatment of mothers and babies. In this role, she designed a novel survey instrument to assess labor and delivery management practices and interviewed over 120 clinical managers across the United States using the instrument. She is currently working on incorporating these management findings into an intervention to address cesarean delivery rates and supporting extensions of the Delivery Decisions projects around labor floor design and patient engagement.
Prior to joining Ariadne Labs, Avery interned with health-focused NGOs and start-up companies. In these roles, she contributed to projects ranging from researching best practice in medical training assessment to developing prototypes for clinical neuroscience research.
Avery earned her BA in Neuroscience and Economics from Dartmouth College and is currently completing her MPH in Health Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.