The overall purpose of the Leadership Training Program in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Nutrition is to improve the quality and appropriateness of nutrition services and policies consistent with the nutrition and MCH objectives in Healthy People 2010 and the rapidly changing needs of the population.

The goal is to prepare leaders among the public health nutrition profession to be ready to take their places in federal, state, and local agencies to assure a strong national public health infrastructure.

How To Apply

The Leadership Training Program in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Nutrition supports registered dietitians (RD) pursuing a doctoral or master’s degree, and enrolled graduates students pursuing their RD eligibility requirements at one of the five partner universities.

  1. Contact faculty members at the partner universities to discuss the MCH Nutrition Training Program in general and the offerings at specific universities.
    Director Dena Herman, PhD, MPH, RD, Adjunct Associate Professor
    UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, California
    Liz Adams, PhD, RD, Assistant Professor
    Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon
    Leslie Cunningham-Sabo, PhD, RD, Assistant Professor
    Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
    Donna Johnson, PhD, RD, Associate Professor
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
    Elizabeth Yakes Jimenez, PhD, RD, Assistant Professor
    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Meg Bruening, PhD, MPH, RD, Assistant Professor
    Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
  2. Complete admissions procedures for the graduate nutrition programs at the university or universities of interest.
  3. Complete the Leadership Training in MCH Nutrition Program Application.
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