Pride 2020

June 23rd, 2020in Social Media, Spotlights

The Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health Education, Science, and Practice (MCH CoE) is committed to health justice for LGBTQIA communities. Everyone deserves equitable access and freedom from discrimination when accessing reproductive, family planning, and parenting resources. The gay rights movement was born out of the revolutionary acts of... More

Message from Lois McCloskey: 2020 Alumni Award Event

March 30th, 2020in Alumni, Events, Spotlights

3/20/2020 Dear Alums, Students and Friends of the Center, Needless to say, our Annual Alumni Award Reception, scheduled for April 17th, will not be held this year.   Like so many gatherings that are part of all of our daily, weekly, monthly, and annual rituals, we will miss getting together to renew connections... More

Students Discuss Maternal Health w/ Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley

November 6th, 2019in Spotlights

  Tuesday, October 22nd, US Representative, Ayanna Pressley, visited Professor Belanoff and Adriana Black's Advanced Practice and Research Methods for Public Health Equity class live from DC as a surprise guest speaker. Students were able to participate in a Q&A with the Congresswoman and discuss the MOMMIES act, her legislation to reduce maternal mortality and disparities.     READ MORE: Rep. More

The Period Project at BUSPH

September 18th, 2019in Spotlights, Students

  The mission of the Period Project at BUSPH is to ensure that students have equitable access to hygiene supplies on campus by providing free menstrual products. Connect with The Period Project!   "Changing the world one flow at a time!" What began as a pilot last spring, The Period Project has become a... More

Intrapartum Care and Experiences of Women with Midwives Versus Obstetricians in the Listening to Mothers in California Survey

September 17th, 2019in Faculty & Staff, Research, Spotlights

MCH Faculty Eugene R. Declercq PhD, Candice Belanoff ScD, MPH, and Carol Sakala PhD, MSPH publish "Intrapartum Care and Experiences of Women with Midwives Versus Obstetricians in the Listening to Mothers in California Survey" in the Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health. "Following the initial reporting of the Listening to Mothers in California survey in 2018, Drs. Declercq... More

Accompany Doula Care

September 17th, 2019in Alumni, Spotlights, Students

The positive birth experience that everybody deserves. A new doula startup that multiple Boston University School of Public Health alumni and current students.   "Birthing is one of the most impactful experiences in a person’s life. It transforms you, awakening a profound sense of self and fulfillment. However, for many people in marginalized communities, it... More

Fellow Spotlight: Abbi Monssen

August 20th, 2019in Spotlights, Students

Abbi Monssen, MPH '20 Certificates: Health Communication & Promotion; Program Management Fellowship Placement: Maternal and Child Health Center of Excellence Communications Fellow April 2019 - December 2019 Describe your Fellowship As a fellow for BUSPH’s Maternal and Child Health Center of Excellence (MCHCoE), I am responsible for managing the Center’s social media, website, and various outreach activities. In... More

2019 Alumni Awards

August 10th, 2019in Alumni, Spotlights

Congratulations to our 2019 Alumni Award recipients! We are so proud of all the work you do for maternal and child health. Christina Gebel, MPH '14, birth doula and Elaine Fitzgerald Lewis, DrPH '12, MIA