About Us

about-us-mainThe Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health is committed to improving the health of children, women and families. The purpose of our Center–one of 13 HRSA-funded Centers of Excellence–is to strengthen and expand the MCH workforce by training graduate students in MCH, and to advance MCH science, research, practice, and policy through a well-trained MCH public health workforce.

Our nationally-recognized faculty are involved in research and training in infant and child health, adolescent health, family health, health disparities, reproductive health, nutrition and women’s health.

We emphasize:

  • leadership education of future public health practitioners and academicians;
  • scholarship through research addressing the health needs of these populations, especially those who are most vulnerable;
  • and partnership through collaboration with families, community professionals, and other academic departments focused on promoting the health of these populations.

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