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.