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.


June 13, 2019 / 1pm to 4pm / South Campus Center 316

Join us as our graduates present their thesis research; enjoy light refreshments during a poster session featuring the work of our first-year students. See the schedule of MCH thesis and poster presentations here.

What have our students, faculty, and alumni been up to?
  • publishing their research on topics like women veteran's family planning experiences, rural health inequities, and uterine fibroids
  • earning fellowships at Seattle Children's, traineeships with UW Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities Program, and getting their research funded by the National Institutes of Health
  • and more... >>

maternal and child health student at University of Washington


Kate Troja
"I believe when women are empowered to make decisions about their... Read more >>

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We offer small class sizes and peer-to-peer mentoring. Study MCH as a concentration of a two-year degree or as a certificate student.
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MCH Research Festival June 13, 2019 / 1pm-4-m /SCC 316