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Family and Child Health

The MPH in Family and Child Health is offered by the Department of Health Promotion Sciences. The Family and Child Health Concentration (FCH) provides students a curriculum that addresses socioeconomic, cultural, political and physiological issues that affect the health of families, women of all ages, infants, children and adolescent. 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 health educators, 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

Christina Cutshaw

Assistant Professor
(520) 626-7020

Burris Duncan

Professor Emeritus, Public Health & Pediatrics
(520) 626-9353

John Ehiri

Department Chair, Professor
(520) 626-1355

Nicola Finley

Adjunct Professor

Frank Franklin

Professor Emeritus of Public Health UAB
(205) 969-3914

Francisco Garcia

Professor, Family and Child Health
(520) 626-8539

Lynn Gerald

Professor, Canyon Ranch Endowed Chair
(520) 626-3243

Iman Hakim

Dean and Professor, Mel & Enid Zuckerman Endowed Chair of Public Health
(520) 626-7083

Mary Koss

Regents' Professor
(520) 626-3998

Velia Leybas Nuno

Assistant Professor
(520) 626-3525

Irma Ramos

Associate Professor
(520) 626-6965

Samantha Sabo

Assistant Professor
(520) 626-5204

Douglas Taren

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor
(520) 626-8375

Nicolette Teufel-Shone

Professor & Section Chair, Family and Child Health Section
(520) 626-9676

The University of Arizona