Our department’s faculty and staff are seasoned veterans in maternal and child health practice and scholarship. Many have worked within or in close consultation with the major domestic and global maternal and child health public health agencies – the State Health Department/Title V Program, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The U.S. Agency for International Development, The United Nations Children’s Fund, and the World Health Organization. They have also led the maternal and child health field in teaching, continuing to introduce curricular innovations to ensure that our students obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to become effective leaders in the field.

Currently, the department has 31 faculty members, 20 of whom have primary appointments in Maternal and Child Health (MCH). Complementing these faculty are four emeritus members, and more than 65 adjunct faculty, many of whom hold leadership positions in MCH research and practice settings. Given the interdisciplinary nature of our department, faculty and staff research interests and activities span the full array of issues and areas of focus for the maternal and child health population. Our initiatives are designed to create new knowledge and directly improve the health of this population. World-class faculty have been carefully recruited with these goals in mind.don

Our skilled and dedicated staff members support our faculty, students and alumni, ensuring that our teaching and research programs run smoothly and effectively. Together, faculty and staff help our department stay responsive to the changing needs of MCH students, alumni and the practice community.

Faculty Profiles
Adjunct Faculty Profiles
Staff Profiles
Research Staff Profiles
Gustavo Angeles Associate Professor gustavo_angeles@unc.edu
Anna Austin Assistant Professor annaaust@live.unc.edu
Janine Barden-O’Fallon Assistant Professor bardenof@email.unc.edu
Pierre Barker Clinical Professor pierre_barker@med.unc.edu
Dorothy Cilenti Associate Professor cilenti@email.unc.edu
Sian Curtis Associate Professor scurtis@email.unc.edu
Julie Daniels Professor julie_daniels@unc.edu
Claudia S.P. Fernandez Associate Professor claudia_fernandez@unc.edu
Oscar Fleming Assistant Professor oscar.fleming@unc.edu
Sherri Green Associate Professor sgreen@email.unc.edu
Shoshana Goldberg Assistant Professor skgold@email.unc.edu
Dana Hagele Assistant Professor dana_hagele@med.unc.edu
Carolyn Halpern Professor and Chair carolyn_halpern@unc.edu
Jon Hussey Clinical Assistant Professor jon_hussey@unc.edu
Thomas Ivester Associate Professor tivester@med.unc.edu
Sandra L Martin Professor sandra_martin@unc.edu
Kavita Singh Ongechi Associate Professor singhk@email.unc.edu
Aunchalee Palmquist Assistant Professor apalmquist@unc.edu
Angela Parcesepe Assistant Professor angela_parcesepe@unc.edu
Herbert Peterson Kenan Distinguished Professor herbert_peterson@unc.edu
Rohit Ramaswamy Professor ramaswam@email.unc.edu
Heidi Reynolds Associate Professor heidi_reynolds@unc.edu
Tamar Ringel-Kulka Assistant Professor ringelta@email.unc.edu
Meghan Shanahan Assistant Professor shanahan@unc.edu
Ilene Speizer Research Professor speizer@email.unc.edu
Alison Stuebe Associate Professor astuebe@med.unc.edu
Catherine Sullivan Assistant Professor catherine_sullivan@unc.edu
John Thorp, Jr Professor john_thorp@med.unc.edu
Christine Tucker Assistant Professor cmtucker@live.unc.edu
Kat Tumlinson Assistant Professor ktumlin@email.unc.edu
Stephanie Watson-Grant Assistant Professor watsongr@email.unc.edu
Bharathi J. Zvara Assistant Professor zvara@email.unc.edu

Emeritus Faculty

Lewis Margolis Emeritus Faculty Professor lew_margolis@unc.edu
Trude Bennett Emeritus Associate Professor trude_bennett@unc.edu
Anita M Farel Emeritus Clinical Professor anita_farel@unc.edu
Jonathan B Kotch Emeritus Professor jonathan_kotch@unc.edu
Miriam H Labbok (deceased) Emeritus Professor of the Practice of Public Health
Diane Rowley Emeritus Professor of the Practice of Public Health drowley@email.unc.edu
Kathryn Clark Andersen Adjunct Assistant Professor kathrynandersen7@gmail.com
Bruce Barron Adjunct Professor babarronmd@aol.com
Joy Baumgartner Adjunct Associate Professor joy.baumgartner@duke.edu
Jose Belizan Adjunct Professor belizanj@gmail.com
Mary Benson Adjunct Associate Professor bensonj@ipas.org
Pouru Bhiwandi Adjunct Professor bhwandi@bellsouth.net
Paul Biemer Adjunct Professor ppb@rti.org
Deborah Billings Adjunct Associate Professor DBillings08@gmail.com
Shelah Bloom Adjunct Associate Professor ssbloom@email.unc.ued
Dalia Brahmi Adjunct Assistant Professor daliabrahmi@gmail.com 
Dorothy C Browne Adjunct Professor dbrowne@email.unc.edu
Amy Bryant Adjunct Assistant Professor amy_bryant@med.unc.edu
Holly McClain Burke Adjunct Associate Professor hburke@fhi360.org
Martha Christine Carlough Adjunct Professor martha_carlough@med.unc.edu
Cecilia Casanueva Adjunct Assistant Professor casanuev@email.unc.edu
Cynthia Cassell Adjunct Associate Professor chcassell@gmail.com
Kerith Conron Adjunct Associate Professor  conron@law.ucla.edu
Caroline Doherty Adjunct Assistant Professor carob@mindspring.com
Abigail English Adjunct Associate Professor english@cahl.org
Renee Ferrari Adjunct Assistant Professor rferrari@unc.edu
Alfredo Fort Adjunct Associate Professor alfredoluisfort@gmail.com
Jean Christophe Fotso Adjunct Assistant Professor jean-christophe.fotso@concern.net
Deborah Gibbs Adjunct Assistant Professor dag@rti.org
Phillip Graham Adjunct Associate Professor pgraham@rti.org
Rebecca Greenleaf Adjunct Instructor rebecca_greenleaf@unc.edu
Joumana Haidar Adjunct Assistant Professor joumana_haidar@unc.edu
Elaine Hart-Brothers Adjunct Associate Professor ehartbrothers@gmail.com
Marcia Herman-Giddens Adjunct Professor meherman.go@gmail.com
Vijaya Hogan Adjunct Professor vkhconsulting08@gmail.com
Roy Jacobstein Adjunct Professor rjacobstein@intrahealth.org
Dilshad Jaff Adjunct Associate Professor jdilshad@email.unc.edu
Marian Johnson-Thompson Adjunct Professor marian.johnsonthompson@gmail.com
Michael Kafrissen Adjunct Professor mkafriss@mit.edu
Nicole Kahn Adjunct Assistant Professor nkahn@live.unc.edu
Nathalie Kapp Adjunct Associate Professor nathaliek@gmail.com
Jack Leiss Adjunct Associate Professor leisscp@email.unc.edu
Baker Maggwa Adjunct Professor bmaggwa@fhi360.org
Gerri Mattson Adjunct Assistant Professor gerri.mattson@dhhs.nc.gov
Donna McCarraher Adjunct Associate Professor dmccarraher@fhi360.org
Elizabeth McClure Adjunct Associate Professor mcclure@rti.org
Kara McGee Adjunct Assistant Professor kara.mcgee@duke.edu
Tekleab Mekbib Adjunct Professor mekbib@live.unc.edu
Cathy Melvin Adjunct Associate Professor melvinc@musc.edu
Robert Meyer Adjunct Professor bmeyer@email.unc.edu
Amy Mullenix Adjunct Instructor mullenix@email.unc.edu
Robert Murphy Adjunct Associate Professor robert.murphy@duke.edu
Priya Nanda Adjunct Assistant Professor pnanda@icrw.org
Sandra Naoom Adjunct Assistant Professor sandra.naoom@unc.edu
Constance Newman Adjunct Assistant Professor cnewman@intrahealth.org
Logan Nickels Adjunct Professor lmn@email.unc.edu
Sachiko Ozawa Adjunct Associate Professor ozawa@unc.edu
Krista Perreira Adjunct Professor krista_perreira@med.unc.edu
McLean Pollock Kram Adjunct Assistant Professor mcleandpollock@gmail.com
Rodolfo Gomez Ponce de Leon Adjunct Professor gomezr@paho.org
Doris Rouse Adjunct Professor rouse@rti.orgdoris@email.unc.edu
Catherine Sanford Adjunct Assistant Professor kay.sanford@gmail.com
Lucille Siegel Adjunct Associate Professor lpsiegel28@gmail.com
Paige Smith Adjunct Associate Professor phsmith@uncg.edu
David Sokal Adjunct Associate Professor david@malecontraceptive.org
John Stanback Adjunct Associate Professor JStanback@fhi360.org
Joseph Telfair Adjunct Professor Jtelfair@georgiasouthern.edu
Elizabeth Tolley Adjunct Associate Professor BTolley@fhi360.org
Nana Amma Twum-Danso Adjunct Assistant Professor ntwumdan@mazatransport.org
Sarah Verbiest Adjunct Assistant Professor sarah_verbiest@med.unc.edu
Yudan Wang Adjunct Associate Professor wang@hsrc.unc.edu
Wendee Wechsberg Adjunct Professor wmw@rti.org
Andra Wilkinson Adjunct Assistant Professor andra.wilkinson@gmail.com
Nancy E Williamson Adjunct Associate Professor nwilliamson@msn.com
Jennifer Yourkavitch Adjunct Assistant Professor yourkavi@live.unc.edu
Adam Zolotor Adjunct Associate Professor adam_zolotor@med.unc.edu
Chloe Anderson Accounting Technician chloe.anderson@unc.edu
Jennifer Cole Director of Career Development jmcole@email.unc.edu
Laura Enders Business Manager laura_enders@unc.edu
Tara Fitch Accounting Technician tkwebste@unc.edu
Quetta Long Accounting Technician quetta_long@unc.edu
Julie Theriault Assistant to Department Chair jther@email.unc.edu
Heather Wire Instructional Design Specialist heather4@email.unc.edu
Michelle Abel-Shoup Program Manager michelle.shoup@unc.edu
Monisa Aijaz Postdoc Research Associate monisa_aijaz@unc.edu
Rachel Berthiaume Research Associate rberthia@email.unc.edu
Dorothea Calhoun-Smith Business Services Coordinator dorothea_calhoun@unc.edu
William Davis Social/Clinical Research Specialist wishda@email.unc.edu
Kathy Donnald Research Associate kdonnald@unc.edu
Hiba Fatima Evaluation Coordinator hiba1@email.unc.edu
Camille Fulbright Admin Support Associate camille.fulbright@unc.edu
Joan Healy UNC Program Manager joan_healy@unc.edu
Rebecca Lynn Greenleaf Social/Clinical Research Specialist rebecca_greenleaf@unc.edu
Daina Huntley Director-Community Breastfeeding dchuntley@unc.edu
Dawn Lamb Social/Clinical Research Specialist dawn.lamb@unc.edu
Tekleab Mekbib Postdoctal Research Associate mekbib@live.unc.edu
Alexsandra Monge Social/Clinical Research Specialist alexapo@email.unc.edu
Amy Mullenix Collaboration Manager amy_mullenix@unc.edu
Kathy Parry Program Director kathyparry@unc.edu
Prutha Pathak prutha@live.unc.edu
Beth Porreco Social/Clinical Research Specialist beth_porreco@unc.edu
Rhonda Rambeaut Social/Clinical Research Specialist rhonda_rambeaut@unc.edu
Jeannie Marie Reardon Social/Clinical Research Specialist jreardon@email.unc.edu
Stacy Rosser Social/Clinical Research Specialist stacy_rosser@unc.edu
Lisa Shifflett Social/Clinical Research Specialist lisa_shifflett@unc.edu
Jacqueline Simmons Program Coordinator jdsimmons@unc.edu
Theresa Vinson Stenersen Child Care Nurse Consultant theresa_stenersen@unc.edu
Linda Tawfik Senior Research Scientist/Program Manager for the WHO Collaborating Center for Evidence Research lindat@email.unc.edu
Alice M Wertheimer Project Coordinator alicew@unc.edu