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Center of Excellence in MCH


MCH Science

The USF Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health Education, Science, and Practice is committed to applying scientific methods to advance and promote the health and well-being of women, children, and families.


Our MCH faculty conduct research and practice across a range of topics that affect MCH populations. Identify MCH faculty members at USF who are exploring topics related to your interests by clicking on the “Who We Are” tab on the left!

Topical Areas

  • Birth Defects
  • Breastfeeding
  • Cancer Disparities
  • Child Health & Development
  • Children with Special Healthcare Needs
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Family Violence
  • Father Involvement & Adverse Childhood
  • Experiences
  • Global MCH
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention
  • HPV Prevention
  • Health Insurance Coverage
  • Home Visiting
  • Infant Morbidity & Mortality
  • Innovations in MCH Education
  • Leadership & Systems Change
  • MCH Nutrition
  • MCH Oral Health
  • Maternal Morbidity & Mortality
  • Sexual & Reproductive Health
  • Sleep Epidemiology
  • Unintentional Injury
  • Women's Health
MCH Science Acronym


Our MCH faculty utilize multi-level approaches to understand and improve the health of MCH populations such as epidemiology, mixed methods, program evaluation, community-based research, needs assessment, advocacy, and workforce development.