Amy Mullenix

Amy Mullenix, MSPH, MSW

Deputy Director
Maternal Health Learning & Innovation Center
Deputy Director
National MCH Workforce Development Center.
Adjunct Instructor
Department of Maternal and Child Health


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 a 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 and a skills development trainer.

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.

Amy Mullenix in the Gillings News

Key Publications

Building a Maternal Health Workforce to Advance Equity, Partnerships and Healthy Communities. In The Practical Playbook III: Working Together to Improve Maternal Health. Mullenix AJ & Menard MK. . Cilenti D, Jackson A, Hernandez N, Yates L, Verbiest S & Michener L (editors). New York: Oxford University Press. Expected November 2023 (2023). New York: Oxford University Press, Ch. 43.

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 .

Insights 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.


  • MSPH, Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2005
  • MSW, Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2005