Lifecycle and Families

Gillings researchers conduct studies that follow individuals and families over time to assess health and determine critical periods for intervention. A major focus of our work at Gillings is improving the health of women, children, and families, both domestically and globally.

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Highlighted Leaders in the Field

Other Leaders in the Field

Linda Adair, PhDProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Alice Ammerman, DrPHMildred Kaufman Distinguished ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Gustavo Angeles, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Maternal and Child Health
Anna Austin, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Maternal and Child Health
Janine Barden-O'Fallon, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Maternal and Child Health
Margaret (Peggy) Bentley, MA, PhDDistinguished Professor EmeritaDepartment of Nutrition
Dorothy Cilenti, DrPHAssociate ProfessorDepartments of Health Policy and Management and Maternal and Child Health
Stephen R. Cole, PhDProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Sian Curtis, PhDProfessorDepartment of Maternal and Child Health
Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhDProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Geni Eng, DrPHProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Kelly R. Evenson, PhDProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Nora Franceschini, MD, MPH, FAHAProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Leah Frerichs, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Bill Gentry, MPAAssociate Professor and Director of CPDM certificate programDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Vivian Go, PhDProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Shoshana K. Goldberg, PhDAdjunct Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Maternal and Child Health
Shelley Golden, PhDAssociate Professor and Vice Chair for Academic AffairsDepartment of Health Behavior
Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhDCarla Smith Chamblee Distinguished Professor of Global Nutrition and Interim Vice Chancellor for ResearchDepartment of Nutrition
Nisha C. Gottfredson, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Emily W. Gower, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Kristen Hassmiller Lich, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Abigail M. Hatcher, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Gerardo Heiss, PhDW.R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Susan Helm-Murtagh, DrPH, MMAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Jim Herrington, PhDAdjunct ProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Amanda S. Holliday, MS, RD, LDNAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Mark Holmes, PhDProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Annie Green Howard, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Barbara HulkaKenan Professor EmeritusDepartment of Epidemiology
Jon M. Hussey, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Maternal and Child Health
Anastasia Ivanova, PhDProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Michele Jonsson-Funk, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Erin Kent, PhDAssociate Professor and Associate ChairDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Laura Loehr, MD, PhD, MSAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Jennifer L. Lund, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Suzanne Maman, PhDAssociate Dean for Global Health and ProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Steve Marshall, PhDProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Stephanie L. Martin, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Chantel Martin, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Joanna "Asia" Maselko, ScDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
H. Luz McNaughton Reyes, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Steven Meshnick, MD, PhDProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Beth Moracco, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Andrew Olshan, PhDBarbara Sorenson Hulka Distinguished Professor in Cancer EpidemiologyDepartment of Epidemiology
Aunchalee Palmquist, PhD, MA, IBCLCAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Maternal and Child Health
Brian Wells Pence, PhDProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Herbert Peterson, MDWilliam R. Kenan, Jr. ProfessorDepartment of Maternal and Child Health
Matthew A. Psioda, PhDAdjunct ProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Rohit Ramaswamy, PhDProfessor and Associate DirectorDepartments of and Maternal and Child Health, and Public Health Leadership Program
Whitney R. Robinson, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Nora Rosenberg, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Daniela Sotres-Alvarez, DrPHAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Ilene Speizer, PhDProfessorDepartment of Maternal and Child Health
Alison Stuebe, MDProfessor and Distinguished Scholar in Infant and Young Child FeedingDepartment of Maternal and Child Health
Sean Y. Sylvia, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Amanda Thompson, PhDProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Anissa I. Vines, MS, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Heather Wasser, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Daniel Westreich, PhDProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Stephanie B. Wheeler, PhD, MPHProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Eric A. Whitsel, MD, MPHProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Kristin Young, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Bharathi Jayanthi Zvara, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Maternal and Child Health

Highlighted Courses Related to Lifecycle and Families 

  • MHCH 722 – Global Maternal and Child Health
  • MHCH 740 – Problems in Maternal and Child Health
  • MHCH 765 – Clinical Support for Breastfeeding
  • MHCH 766 – Clinical Support for Breastfeeding 2
  • MHCH 851 – Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology
  • MHCH 685 – Human Sexuality
  • MHCH 701 – Foundations of Maternal and Child Health
  • MHCH 702 – Foundations of Maternal and Child Health
  • MHCH 717 – Field Training in Maternal and Child Health
  • MHCH 718 – Concurrent Field Training in Maternal and Child Health
  • MHCH 724 – Abortion Care and Policy
  • MHCH 801 – Doctoral Seminar in Maternal and Child Health
  • MHCH 716 – International Family Planning and Reproductive Health
  • NUTR 611 – Nutrition across the Life Cycle