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Jacqueline Simmons, MScPH

Jacqueline Simmons, MScPH

Project Director
Department of Maternal and Child Health
  • 5601 Six Forks Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27609
  • USA

Jacquie Simmons is Project Director for the NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center. She has almost twenty years of experience working in the field of public health, specializing in health promotion and injury prevention of young children.

Prior to her current role, Jacquie held positions at the NC Office of Disability and Health, the NC Healthy Start Foundation, and at Safe Kids Worldwide in Washington, D.C.

She has a Master of Science in Public Health/Health Promotion from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, a Certificate in Field Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, plus advanced coursework in injury prevention, epidemiology, and biostatistics from the Johns Hopkins Graduate Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Staff/Administrative Duties

The Project Director oversees all major work activities of the NC Resource Center and collaborates with related organizations and agencies to achieve project objectives. The Project Director has special knowledge in the areas of health, safety, and nutrition. She supports child care health consultants and early care and education professionals across the state in developing and implementing health policies and programs for improving the health and safety of children in early care and education settings. She is responsible for the overall management of the project including finances, contracts, human resources, implementation of the scopes of work, and daily operations.


Certificate, Field Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

MScPH, Health Promotion, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2005

BA, Sociology, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2001

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