The University of Arizona

MPH - Family and Child Health

The MPH in Family and Child Health is offered by the Division of Health Promotion Sciences. The Family and Child Health Concentration (FCH) provides students a curriculum that addresses the history and current status of the socioeconomic, cultural, political and physiological issues that affect the health of women, children and families. Students entering the FCH concentration must choose a plan of work in one of two specialized areas: Maternal and Child Health (MCH) or Global Health.

All students in the FCH concentration will take a set of courses that focus on maternal and child health issues, government policies affecting women and children, adolescent health, and nutrition. In addition, each student, under the guidance of a faculty mentor, will develop an individualized plan of study for his or her specialized area of interest.

The FCH concentration encourages a variety of health care professionals to apply to this program, including nurses, nutritionists, social workers, and physicians. Students with backgrounds in a variety of social sciences who have public health experience outside of FCH are also encouraged to apply.

Family and Child Health Curriculum

Family and Child Health MPH Concentration Competencies and Assessment Methods

MPH in Family and Child Health Total Minimum Credit Requirements:

Maternal & Child Health Track = 44 units
Global Health Track= 47 units

REQUIRED CORE COURSES (15 units)

Maternal and Child Health Track

REQUIRED MCH COURSES (23 units) 

ELECTIVES (minimum 6 units) (approved by Faculty Mentor)

Recommended Course Sequencing for MCH Track Full-Time Students

Global Health Track

REQUIRED GLOBAL HEALTH COURSES (26 units)

ELECTIVES (minimum 6 units) (approved by Faculty Mentor)

Recommended Course Sequencing for Global Health Track Full-Time Students

Family & Child Health Faculty

Assistant Professor
Drachman Hall A270

Professor Emeritus, Public Health & Pediatrics
Drachman Hall #A204

John Ehiri PhD, MPH, MSc
Division Director, Professor
Drachman Hall A256

Professor, Family and Child Health


Lynn Gerald PhD, MSPH
Professor, Associate Dean for Research, Canyon Ranch Endowed Chair
Drachman Hall A317C

Iman Hakim MBBCh, PhD, MPH
Dean and Professor, Mel & Enid Zuckerman Endowed Chair of Public Health
Drachman Hall A202

Mary Koss Ph.D.
Regents' Professor
Drachman Hall A248

Assistant Professor
Drachman Hall

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor
Drachman Hall A317H

Professor & Section Chair, Family and Child Health Section
Drachman Hall A264