The WCC - a Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health

Our vision is a world in which all women and children experience a life free from socially imposed impediments to their health, development and wellbeing. Our mission is to partner with international, federal, state, and local agencies to educate future leaders in public health and to conduct applied population-based research aimed at eliminating women’s and children’s health disparities.

Faculty Spotlight

qweHogue Receives Highest Honor at Emory

Dr. Carol J. Rowland Hogue was honored as the 2017 recipient of the Jefferson Award, the highest honor awarded to Emory faculty and staff for significant service to the University. When Dr. Hogue joined Emory University in 1992, she established the Women's and Children's Center with the goal of continuing her pursuit of promoting the health and well-being of women and children through instruction, research and practice.  read more

Diana Garcia

Diana Garcia

MPH'18, Behavioral Sciences and Health Education

Diana rapidly developed a passion for empowering families to become stronger advocates for their children’s holistic development. While participating in the MCH program she hopes to strengthen her critical thinking skills that are essential for facilitating interdisciplinary collaborations to advance effective change at the individual and community level.

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Student Spotlight:  Rajvi Shah

Student Spotlight: Rajvi Shah

Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, MPH `18

Rajvi’s passion for MCH stems from her experiences interacting with children in clinical and non-clinical settings. From assisting children affected by cancer to mentoring low-income elementary school students and encouraging their healthy behaviors, she found it gratifying to take measures to improve the quality of life for children

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Student Spotlight - Ghenet Besera

Student Spotlight - Ghenet Besera

Behavioral Sciences and Health Education (BSHE), PhD Candidate

My passion in MCH stems from witnessing firsthand the consequences of health disparities, specifically related to maternal and reproductive health, that girls and women of color face both here in the U.S. and in other countries.

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Tyiesha Short

Tyiesha Short

Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, MPH `18

When asked about her passion for Maternal and Child Health, Tyiesha (“Ty”) appreciates that within MCH one is able to impact two populations at once. Improving maternal health subsequently improves the child's health as well. Within her area of interest, adolescent health, impacting the lives of adolescents enables one to improve not only their health but their future family's health.

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Merete Tschokert

Merete Tschokert

Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, MPH '18

Merete is passionate about adolescent and youth health, since it is a time when people start to take on more responsibility about their own health. Merete looks forward to the MCH certificate program as an opportunity to be taught the skills to be a better advocate for adolescent and youth health, but also to receive the opportunity to work closely with people who have the same goal.

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