Christy McKinney, PhD, MPH


Dr. Christy McKinney is an Acting Assistant Professor in Dental Public Health Sciences and a KL2 Clinical Research Scholar with the Institute for Translational Health Sciences. She received her MPH (2002) from Tulane University and PhD (2006) from the University of Washington, both in epidemiology. She also received a certificate in global health from the University of Washington (2006) and is a returned Peace Corps volunteer (Ethiopia, 1997-99).

Her research interests include oral clefts, maternal and child nutrition, and infant feeding in the context of global health. She is conducting a pilot project in northeast Thailand examining the role of maternal nutrition on the risk of orofacial clefts. She is also the lead investigator of a project aimed at developing and testing a neonatal feeding cup for use in low-resource settings for infants unable to breastfeed. Dr. McKinney is the recent recipient of an NIH career development award.

Contact Information:
Christy McKinney, PhD, MPH
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Dental Public Health Sciences
Health Sciences Bldg. B-522
Box 357475
Office: 206 685-4712
FAX: 206 685-8024