School of Public Health

About Us

Women’s Reproductive Health

  • HPV, HIV and other STIs
  • Contraception
  • Infertility
  • Pregnancy Complications
  • Premature Birth/Low Birth Weight
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Gynecologic Cancer

Child and Adolescent Health

  • Early life Origins of Disease
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Adolescent Mental Health
  • Oral Health
  • Obesity
  • Special Health Care Needs

We are one of only thirteen maternal and child health (MCH) training programs in schools of public health to receive financial support from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services. We have earned this distinction continuously since 1984.

Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of women, families, and children in the United States through:

  • rigorous academic training in the core public health functions of epidemiology, program evaluation, and policy development as they relate to MCH population groups
  • interdisciplinary, community-based educational experiences that develop skills to work effectively with culturally and geographically diverse populations
  • mentored research experiences in which students pose a research question, design and conduct a quantitative or qualitative study
  • professional mentorship that seeks to identify each individual's strengths and promotes professional leadership development in the MCH field

Our main content areas of focus are women's health and vulnerable children and youth, including those with special health care needs and chronic conditions. You can find MCH research activities listed on the Epidemiology  and Health Services sites.


Learn more about our grant from HRSA's Maternal and Child Health Bureau.