Healthier families worldwide
The Gillings School's Department of Maternal and Child Health was founded in 1950 and is one of the world’s leading academic departments for research, teaching and practice. We are dedicated to improving the health of women, children and families — domestically and globally. Our teaching program provides students with broad exposure to maternal and child health population needs and priorities, as well as with the skills to become leaders of tomorrow. Our faculty members represent a rich mix of academic backgrounds and interests and contribute their expertise and leadership in a wide range of disciplines. We invite you to join us as we embark upon an exciting new year of scholarship, leadership and service.
At the Gillings School, we’re dedicated to improving the health of women, children and families – in North Carolina and around the world.
Our maternal and child health department was founded in 1950 and is one of the world’s leading academic departments for research, teaching and practice.
Our research strengths include:
- Developing a strong evidence base to improve health policies, programs and practices for women and children — locally and globally;
- Working in interdisciplinary teams to develop innovative solutions for addressing health disparities among women and children;
- Using implementation science to support the success of proven women’s and children’s interventions at scale; and
- Using quantitative and qualitative methods to improve the health of women, children and families across North Carolina, the nation and the world.
Doctoral candidate Kurar Ahsan, Policy Communication Fellow heads to Malawi [read more]
Dr. Meghan Shanahan receives 2019 Office of the Provost Award [read more]
Assistant Professor Catherine Sullivan awarded Gillings Teaching Innovation Award [read more]
Postdoctoral research fellow, Wouk receives NC TraCS funding [read more]
Stacey Klaman, PhD candidate successfully defends dissertation [read more]