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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 Emerita: 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
  • Erin Hager, PhD
    Associate Professor: child health; adolescent health; crime; violence; criminal legal system; justice-involved families; incarceration; policing; adverse childhood experiences; trauma-informed policy; mental health; social support; prevention science; life course; health equity
  • 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
    Senior 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)
  • 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