Maternal & Child Health


Maternal and Child Health is both an area of concentration and a specialty area. The specialty area track is available to 2-year master's or doctoral students enrolled in any of the other admitting units within the School of Public Health. The Maternal and Child Health Specialty Area track requires completion of the MCH Core Course plus two additional MCH related courses. Courses taken for the MCH Specialty Area cannot be required or elective courses counted toward your degree in your discipline-based program. 


Core Course

  • PH 210 Maternal and Child Health Core Course

Remaining 2 courses to be selected from the following list:

  • PH 207A    Public Health Aspects of Maternal and Child Health Nutrition
  • PH 210B    Adolescent Health
  • PH 210C    Needs Assessment
  • PH 210D    Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology 
  • PH 212A    International Maternal and Child Health
  • PH 212C    Migration and Health: A U.S.-Mexico Binational Perspective
  • PH 213A    Family Planning, Population Change and Health
  • PH 218B    Evaluation of Health and Social Programs
  • PH 290-5  Maternal and Child Health Leadership Seminar (only applies to Public Health Nutrition students)

Course offerings are subject to change. Please check the current schedule of classes to confirm. For more information, please see the Maternal and Child Health Specialty Area Overview.

Other Information

SPH students planning to complete a specialty area in Maternal and Child Health must contact the MCH Assistant Director at (510) 643-4991 or to obtain an MCH Specialty Area Advising and Tracking Form. At the time of graduation, each student who successfully completes the certificate requirements will receive a letter signed by the Specialty Area Head and the Dean of the School of Public Health. 

Maternal & Child Health Faculty

Guendelman, Sylvia, Head
Deardorff, Julianna
Eskenazi, Brenda
Potts, Malcolm

Affiliated Faculty
Abrams, Barbara

Faculty in Residence
Prata, Ndola

Adjunct Faculty
Harley, Kim
Miller, Suellen
Walsh, Julia A.

Clinical Faculty
Pies, Cheri

Hosang, Robert (Nap)

Affiliated Lecturer
Lahiff, Maureen