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Amy Mullenix, MSPH, MSW

Amy Mullenix

Amy Mullenix, MSPH, MSW

Deputy Director
Maternal Health Learning & Innovation Center
Adjunct Instructor
Department of Maternal and Child Health
  • 412 Rosenau Hall
  • CB #7445
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599
  • USA
Amy Mullenix currently serves as the Deputy Director for the National Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center and the Maternal Health Learning & Innovation Center, two national training and technical assistance centers housed in the MCH Department at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In this role, she coordinates and supports partnerships among the multiple academic and practice partners engaged in each Center to build the capacity of MCH practitioners across the country. For the National MCH Workforce Development Center, Ms. Mullenix also serves as the primary liaison with states and other jurisdictions as they seek technical assistance opportunities, and serves as a team coach for their health transformation work. In the Maternal Health Learning & Innovation Center, she also serves as a Maternal Health Innovation state team coach.

Mullenix, a Nebraska native, previously worked as the state coordinator of the North Carolina Preconception Health Campaign at the March of Dimes and as a bilingual social worker for pregnant women and families in public health departments and community health centers in North Carolina and Nebraska.

Key Publications

Enhancing Title V Workforce Capacity to Address Complex Challenges: Impact of the National Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center. Coffey, A.M., Powis, L., Mullenix, A. et al (2022). Matern Child Health J.

Developing State Leadership in Maternal and Child Health: Process Evaluation Findings from a Work-Based Learning Model for Leadership Development. Umble KE, Powis L, Coffey AM, Margolis L, Mullenix A, Fatima H, Orton S, Fleming WO, Lich KH, Cilenti D (2022). Matern Child Health J.

Centering Equity and Developing the Maternal Health Workforce: Building the National Maternal Health Learning and Innovation Center. Reddy, J., Mullenix, A., Cannon, A.C. et al (2022). Matern Child Health J .

nsights from the national maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center on Title V Teams' collaborative readiness and goal accomplishment. Wells R, Coffey AM, Mullenix A, Simon J, Lich KH (2022). Matern Child Health J.

. Tools for Supporting the MCH Workforce in Addressing Complex Challenges: A Scoping Review of System Dynamics Modeling in Maternal and Child Health. Guynn I, Simon J, Anderson S, Klaman SL, Mullenix A, Cilenti D, Hassmiller Lich K (2022). Matern Child Health J.

Health Impact Assessment: A Missed Opportunity for MCH Professionals in Their Quest to Address the Social Determinants of Health. Dills JE, Lawson TM, Branscomb J, Mullenix A, Lich KH (2022). Matern Child Health J.

. System Support Mapping: A Novel Systems Thinking Tool Applied to Assess the Needs of Maternal and Child Health Title V Professionals and Their Partners. Calancie L, Margolis L, Chall SA, Mullenix A, Chaudhry A, Hassmiller Lich K (1970). J Public Health Manag Pract, 26(4), E42-E53.

Putting Implementation Science into Practice: Lessons from the Creation of the National Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center. Fleming, W.O., Apostolico, A.A., Mullenix, A.J. et al (2019). Matern Child Health J , 23.

Title V Workforce Development in the Era of Health Transformation. Margolis L, Mullenix AJ, Apostolico AA, Fehrenbach, L, Cilenti D. (2017). Maternal and Child Health Journal.

Promotora de Salud model: Promoting folic acid among Hispanic women. deRosset LA, Mullenix AJ, Flores A, Mattia-Dewey D, Mai CT.  (2014). Journal of Women’s Health, 23(6), 525-31.

Reaching Women and Health Care Providers with Women’s Wellness Messages: The North Carolina Folic Acid Campaign as a Model. Mullenix AJ.  (2009). North Carolina Medical Journal, 70(5), 472-75.

Use among Non-Pregnant Females of Childbearing Age in the Western North Carolina Multivitamin Distribution Program. Morgan LM, Major JL, Meyer RE, Mullenix AJ (2009). North Carolina Medical Journal, 70(5), 386-90.

Multivitamins, Folic Acid and Birth Defects: Knowledge, Beliefs and Behaviors of Hispanic Women in North Carolina. deRosset LA, Mullenix AJ, Zhang L.  (2009). American Journal of Health Education, 40(3), 155-64.


MSPH, Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2005

MSW, Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2005

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