Core Faculty

Our core MCH faculty have primary appointments in the School of Public Health and work in a broad range of areas in maternal and child health. They provide academic advising as well as mentor students on their thesis and practicum projects.

Todd Edwards, PhD, MA
Research Assistant Professor, Health Services
Investigator, Seattle Quality of Life Group
toddce@uw.edu | 206-685-4738

Populations: Children, Adolescents

Research Interests:

  • Development and validation of patient-reported measures of symptoms, function, and quality of life
  • Integration of patient-reported measures into clinical practice, decision making, and assessment of treatment outcomes

Affiliations: Center for Disability Policy and Research

Daniel A. Enquobahrie, PhD, MPH, MD
Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Director, Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health

danenq@u.washington.edu | 206-287-2390

Populations: Newborns, Children, Pregnant Women

Research and Teaching Interests:

  • Cardiovascular/perinatal epidemiology
  • Developmental origins
  • Genetic/molecular epidemiology (transcription and post-transcription regulation)
  • International research

Affiliations: Cardiovascular Health Research Unit; Center for Perinatal Studies, Swedish Medical Center; Reproductive, Perinatal & Pediatric Epidemiology Training Program

Stephen E. Hawes, PhD, MS
Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Adjunct Associate Professor, Global Health
Associate Director, UW Strategic Analysis, Research and Training (START) Center
hawes@u.washington.edu | 206-616-9744

Populations: HIV Infected Populations, Women in Senegal, West Africa (studies of HIV, HPV, and cervical cancer), Commercial Sex Workers (Senegal, West Africa), Mothers and their Offspring in Washington State (Washington State birth records and hospitalizations), Sexually Active Women in Seattle (studies of HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening)

Research and Teaching Interests:

  • HPV-related cancers (cervix, anus)
  • Role of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in the natural history of cervical neoplasia and cancer
  • Maternal factors associated with poor birth outcomes (Washington State birth certificate and hospitalization records)
  • Co-teaching new undergraduate courses:

Affiliations: UW START Center; Senegal HIV-2 Research; HPV Research Group

Colleen E. Huebner, PhD, MPH
Professor, Health Services
Adjunct Professor, Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry
colleenh@u.washington.edu, currently on leave

Research and Teaching Interests:

  • Prevention of childhood morbidities associated with social and economic disadvantage
  • Child and adult literacy and health literacy
  • Building family-community-preschool-healthcare partnerships that benefit infants and young children

Affiliations: Center on Human Development and Disability; Northwest Center to Reduce Oral Health Disparities

Melissa Schiff, MD, MPH
Professor, Epidemiology
mschiff@u.washington.edu | 206-543-8095

Populations: Adolescent Sports Injury, Pregnant Women, Women's Reproductive Topics

Research and Teaching Interests:

  • Perinatal and reproductive epidemiology
  • Pregnancy outcomes among women with disabilities
  • Injury epidemiology with a focus on sports injuries

Anne M. Turner, MD, MPH, MLIS
Associate Professor, Health Services
Associate Professor, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education
amturner@u.washington.edu | 206-221-3615

Populations: Across the Life Span, Limited English Proficiency

Research and Teaching Interests:

  • The application of information technology for health promotion and health communications
  • Disease prevention in childhood
  • Improving health literacy and health disparities with limited English proficient populations

Affiliations: Northwest Center for Public Health