Pamela K. Xaverius, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Maternal and Child Health concentration of the Master of Public Health program

Courses Taught

Epidemiology Methods II; Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology; Social Epidemiology; Capstone in Epidemiology


B.A., Psychology, DePaul University
M.A., Human Development, University of Kansas
M.B.A., Health Care Management, Park University
Ph.D., Behavioral Psychology, University of Kansas 

Research Interests

Autism Spectrum Disorders Surveillance and Treatment; Health Care Systems and Disparities; Maternal and Child Health; Prenatal and Pediatric Care Models.

Professional Organizations and Associations

Prior to joining the College, Xaverius was an assistant professor of family and community medicine in Saint Louis University's School of Medicine and served as adjunct faculty in the School of Public Health. She previously served as a maternal and child health epidemiologist at the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Xaverius brings considerable teaching, research, and public health practice to her position. She has conducted research regarding preconception health, fetal-infant mortality, immigrant health, CenteringPregnancy, and more. Her work has been funded by the CDC, NIH, the March of Dimes, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, presented at national conferences, and published in peer-reviewed journals.