School of Public Health

More than moms and babies, our program focuses on the entire life course, from prenatal stages through adolescence and women’s health. Our students develop the leadership skills to improve the research, service systems, programs, and policies that support the health of women, children, and families in the United States.

The Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health offers interdisciplinary, graduate-level training in maternal and child health research and practice, including epidemiology, biostatistics, program planning and management, policy development, and advocacy.


MCH Guest Lecture
Determinants and Health Consequences of Gestational Diabetes: A Life Course Perspective
Friday, March 9 | 10:30am-12pm | Health Sciences Building, Room K-069
UW alumna Cuilin Zhang, PhD, MD, MPH will discuss her research in the roles of genetic and environmental factors in the pathogenesis of gestational diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and obesity and health consequences of these complication.

Stephen Hawes, PhD, MS, professor in Epidemiology, Health Services, and Global Health, and Director of the UW Strategic Analysis, Research and Training (START) Center, was named the new Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health on Feb. 16.

Daniel Enquobahrie, UW faculty and Director of MCH, won the 2017 Loretta P. Lacey Academic Leadership Award from the Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health.


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Serving Our Region

Maternal & Child Health Webinar Series
Breastfeeding as Food Sovereignty:  Reclaiming breastfeeding in Native American communities

Current Students

Upcoming Events

Alumni Panel Mon / Feb 26 / 3:30-5pm / HSB T-360
Guest Lecture Fri / Mar 9 /10:30-12pm / HSB K069