Louise Flick, DrPH, MSN, MPE, discusses Maternal and Child Health at SLU
Coursework focuses on the design and evaluation of maternal and child health programs as well as leadership skills needed to advocate for mothers and children. Students who graduate with this concentration are well- prepared for professional roles in a wide variety of settings such as public health departments, federal agencies and in private industry.
Joint Concentration Option
Students can combine either Epidemiology or Global Health with Maternal Child Health:
SLU graduates are employed all over the nation and internationally in a wide variety of settings and positions. Some of the career paths in maternal and child health include:
Faculty and Research
Our faculty are internationally recognized as leaders in the field of maternal and child health and have active research in areas such as:
Students in the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program are required to complete a practice experience (internship) with an approved community health organization and preceptor. This 320-hour experience is designed to enhance students' educational experiences and promote professional competence in Maternal and Child Health.
Internships in this concentration might involve the following activities: designing and evaluating maternal and child health programs and developing leadership skills needed to advocate for mothers and children. The program emphasizes applying knowledge both globally and domestically. Examples of organizations that have sponsored internships include: Mathews Dickey Boy's & Girl's Club, Maternal Child and Family Health Coalition, and St. Martin de Porres Parish (Belize).
Students in joint concentrations will have a curriculum that varies from the one below.
MPH Core Curriculum