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Pamela K. Xaverius, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Professor; Epidemiology
College for Public Health and Social Justice

Director; Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health Education, Science and Practice

Director; Maternal and Child Health Program

Courses Taught

Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology; Social Epidemiology; Leadership Excellence and Development (LEAD)


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

Research Interests

Autism spectrum disorders surveillance and treatment; health care systems and disparities; maternal and child health; prenatal and pediatric care models, reproductive justice; and social determinants of health. 

Publications and Media Placements

Xaverius 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.