Kee Chan Selected for APHA Maternal and Child Health Young Professional Award


Assistant Professor Kee Chan

Assistant Professor Kee Chan has been selected as the American Public Health Association (APHA) Maternal and Child Health (MCH) 2013 recipient of the Young Professional Award. This award recognizes a young professional who has made a significant contribution to the field of maternal and child health.

APHA is a well-recognized national and international public health organization, where Chan has served as co-chair for the subcommittee on improving pregnancy outcomes for the last several years.

“I am very honored to be selected for this national award that highlights my research in newborn screening and genetic testing as well as my community engagement and leadership at APHA.” said Chan

Chan’s current research interests include public health genomics, decision sciences, Markov modeling, cost-effectiveness analysis, genetic disorders, autism, health policy, interventions, genetic testing and screening

Chan’s outstanding work will be recognized on behalf of mothers and children at the Martha May Eliot Luncheon at this year’s APHA Annual Meeting in Boston on November 2-6, 2013.

APHA’s Maternal & Child Health Section  was organized in 1921 and strives to develop innovative and creative approaches to addressing the health needs of mothers, children, adolescents, and families.