Upon graduating with a Ph.D. in Maternal and Child Health, students will be able to:

  • Describe the independent and interdependent determinants of health, disease, and disparities; including individual, familial, social, cultural, racial/ethnic, medical and environmental factors.
  • Design a study to test hypotheses on an MCH issue. Review literature, select appropriate design, data and methods, analyze data, draw appropriate conclusions, and summarize findings for publication.
  • Identify, analyze, and evaluate U.S. healthcare policy, program, and date surveillance systems.
  • Synthesize and translate MCH knowledge into understandable information to advance health literacy.
  • Formulate advocacy strategies to implement MCH policy while balancing interests of diverse stakeholders.