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Jacqueline Simmons, MScPH MCHES

Jacqueline Simmons, MScPH MCHES

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. Jacquie has more than twenty years of experience working in the field of public health, specializing in early childhood health and safety. 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.

Jacquie has a Master's 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 activities of the NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center and has special knowledge in the areas of health, safety, and nutrition. She also supports the statewide network of Child Care Health Consultants by developing and implementing programs for improving the health and safety of children in early care and education settings. She is responsible for the overall management of the NC Resource Center including daily operations, finances, contracts, human resources, and implementation of the scopes of work.

Education

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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