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Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health


  • Cynthia Minkovitz, MD, MPP – Lead Child Health Area of Interest
    William H. Gates Sr. Professor, Department Chair: child health, preventive services, child development, community pediatrics, health systems reform, early childhood home visiting, children with special health care needs; policy, health services research and program evaluation
  • Christina Bethell, PhD, MBA, MPH
    Professor: child and adolescent health, children and youth measurement and mindfulness, development of family, community and health care systems
  • Anne Duggan, ScD
    Professor: child welfare, dissemination science, early childhood services, early education, family support, home visiting, implementation science, pediatrics and service coordination
  • Susan Gross, PhD, MPH, RDN
    Associate Scientist: nutrition, young child nutrition; postpartum weight retention; children with special health care needs; eating disorders; school-aged children; breastfeeding; obesity; body image; Special Supplementary Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), food insecurity
  • Bernard Guyer, MD, MPH
    Professor Emeritus: maternal and child health, child health, child development, infant mortality, immunization, community pediatrics, childhood injury, preventive health, public health, Title V, state health agencies, disparities in children's health and Population and Family Health Sciences
  • Anne Lilly, MSPH
    Research Associate: child development, early childhood services, maternal and child health, program evaluation, school readiness, social, emotional and behavioral readiness
  • Kay O'Neill, MSPH
    Research Associate: children, home visiting, evaluation, mothers, families, implementation science, provider communication
  • David Paige, MD, MPH
    Professor: child health, Special Supplementary Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
  • Anne Riley, PhD
    Professor: child health, mental health, family health, prevention of psychiatric disorders
  • Xiaobin Wang, MD, ScD, MPH
    Zanvil Krieger Professor: early life origins of health and diseases, genetics, epigenetics and gene-environment interactions
  • Allison West, PhD
    Assistant Professor: maternal, infant and early childhood home visiting, service coordination, early childhood systems