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.


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.



Todd Edwards
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Become a student

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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Serving Our Region

Maternal & Child Health Webinar Series
Substance Misuse among Teens: Strategies for Screening and Intervention
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Current Students

Practicum Workshop Mon/ Apr 2 /12pm-1:30 / HSB F349

MCH Research Festival Thurs/Jun 7/1:30-4:30pm / SCC 316