Faculty

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

toddce@uw.edu; 206-685-4738
Research Assistant Professor, Health Services
Investigator, Seattle Quality of Life Group

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

danenq@u.washington.edu; 206-287-2390
Associate Professor, Epidemiology

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

hawes@u.washington.edu; 206-616-9744
Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Adjunct Associate Professor, Global Health

Research and teaching interests:

  • HPV/HIV
  • Role of sexually transmitted infections in the natural history of cervical neoplasia and cancer
  • Biomarkers for various cancers, including cancer of the cervix, anus, lung, breast, and skin
  • Alzheimer's disease

Affiliations: HPV Research Group


Colleen E. Huebner, PhD, MPH

colleenh@u.washington.edu, on leave of absence July 2014-June 2015
Professor, Health Services
Adjunct Associate Professor, Family and Child Nursing, School of Nursing
Adjunct Associate Professor, Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry

Research and teaching interests:

  • Social basis of language
  • Cognitive and emotional development in normal and at-risk children
  • Prevention of childhood morbidities associated with social and economic disadvantage
  • Child and adult literacy and health literacy
  • Methods and measures to monitor the health and well-being of all children, including those with disabilities
  • Building family-community-preschool-healthcare partnerships that benefit infants and young children
  • Epidemiology of early developmental problems

Affiliations: Center on Human Development and Disability; Institute on Learning and Brain Sciences; Center for Infant Mental Health; Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative


Melissa Schiff, MD, MPH

mschiff@u.washington.edu; 206-543-8095
Professor, Epidemiology
Director, Maternal and Child Public Health Leadership Training Program

Research and teaching interests:

  • Perinatal and reproductive epidemiology
  • Pregnancy outcomes following injury
  • Sport injuries in girls
  • Injury epidemiology

Affiliations: Harborview Injury Prevention Center


Rosa Solorio, MD, MPH

solorio@u.washington.edu; 206-543-9773
Assistant Professor, Health Services

Research and teaching interests:

  • Community approaches to reducing health disparities in Latinos, including HIV prevention
  • Prevention of type-2 diabetes in youth