Give Now. Click "Menu" to toggle open, click "Menu" again to close. The DrPH is an advanced, professional degree program that focuses on developing future leaders in public health practice, who will advance the public's health through the integration and application of a broad range of knowledge and analytical skills in leadership, practice, policy analysis, teaching, research, program management and professional communication. The DrPH in Maternal and Child Health MCH focuses on the population-based study of health and health care of families, infants, children, adolescents, and women of child bearing age.
It consists of no fewer than five members, at least three of whom are full-time, tenured, tenure-track, or fixed-term members of the regular MCH faculty. The Chair of the Doctoral Dissertation Committee i. The Dissertation Advisor i. Arrangements can also be made for appointed adjunct MCH faculty to participate on dissertation committees. Although the student cannot form their dissertation committee before passing their comprehensive exams, students are encouraged to begin conversations with potential committee members during their 2 nd year of study.
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The health of women and children is vital to creating a healthy world. Despite great progress, there are still too many mothers and children dying—mostly from causes that could have been prevented. Every day, approximately women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. In , 6. Improvements in maternal and child MCH are a major focus of the health-related Millennium Development Goals MDGs 4, 5, and 6 , which still need substantial work to achieve targets, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.