The Brown University School of Public Health has substantial strengths in Maternal and Child Health (MCH). This includes a vibrant core of interdisciplinary faculty focused on MCH issues from the prenatal period through adolescents. The Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute was launched in 2016, presenting new opportunities for expanding MCH research and education programs at Brown. This is in addition to the existing School of Public Health research centers that include a focus on MCH issues. Beyond the strengths within the School of Public Health, active MCH collaborations extend to the Brown University affiliated hospitals, state government, local government, community organizations and industry.
Maternal and Child Health Concentration
- Evaluate the extent of a maternal and child health problem in a defined population.
- Recommend the interventions a defined community should undertake to address a given maternal or child health problem.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of policies related to maternal or child health.
- Concisely synthesize data from studies on barriers to maternal or child health.
- Critique the methods used in maternal or child health epidemiologic research.
- Use age-appropriate epidemiologic methods to design a study of maternal or child health.
Maternal and Child Health Concentration Courses
Complete all of the following maternal and child health courses:
- PHP1900, Epidemiology of Disorders and Diseases of Childhood and Young Adulthood (Fall)
- PHP1950, Adolescent and Young Adult Health (Spring)
- PHP2023, Maternal and Child Health in the United States (Fall)
- PHP2220F, Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology (Fall)
MCH Applied Research Methods Courses
Students following the qualitative analytic sequence (PHP2506/PHP2060/PHP2061) must take
the following course:
- PHP2061, Qualitative Analysis in Public Health Research
Students following the quantitative analytic sequence (PHP2507/PHP2508 or PHP2510/PHP2511) must
take one of the following methods courses:
- PHP1450, COVID-19, Public Health, and Health Policy (Fall)
- PHP1810, Community-Based Participatory Research (CBLR) course (Spring)
- PHP2015, Foundations of Spatial Analysis in Public Health (Fall)
- PHP2024, Engaged Scholarship for Maternal and Child Health (Spring but not offered in Spring 2023)
- PHP2030, Clinical Trials (Spring)
- PHP2040, Survey Research Methods (Spring)
- PHP2060, Qualitative Methods (Spring and Fall)
- PHP2300, Behavioral Research Methods (Fall)
- PHP2415, Intro to Evidence-Based Medicine (Spring)
- EEPS1320, Intro to GIS (May not be taken if the student has already completed Soc2612)
- SOC2612, Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis for the Social Sciences (every other Spring-next taught in Spring 2024)