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 Epidemiology & Evaluation

Our Epidemiology and Evaluation team advocates for the effective use of evidence-based strategies, quality data, valid and reliable measures, and effective data translation and communication. 

What is Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology?epi.jpg

The systematic collection, analysis and interpretation of population-based, program-specific health and/or related data to:

  • Assess the distribution and determinants of the health status of the MCH population
  • Determine needs of the maternal child population for the purpose of planning, implementing of science-based strategies
  • Promote MCH and related policy development

    (Phillips, Sappenfield, Adler & Kogan, 2012)

How Do We Support Effective Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology?

Our Vision: To assure that Maternal and Child Health and Title V programs are built on sound, respectful, inclusive, and evidence-based platforms.

Our Mission:  To be leaders and experts in providing support, training, and resources to build the capacity and advance the MCH field through the promotion and support of:

  • MCH equity for all populations
  • Evidence-based/research-informed public health practice
  • Sound evaluation methods and quality data
  • Effective data visualization and communications
  • Technical assistance provision or facilitation
  • Development of valid and reliable program metrics
  • Facilitated collaboration, networking, and strategic partnerships

laptop.jpgHow Can We Support You? 

We provide and organize technical assistance (TA) on epidemiology and data related issues. To request epidemiology related TA, please click here and tell us about your epi needs!

Examples of TA that can be requested include but are not limited to: 

  • Data linkage
  • Life course indicator analysis
  • Survey data analysis
  • Infographics and data visualization
  • Evaluation design and measurement

We look forward to hearing from you!

Our Projects

Take a look through our team pages (left) for an overview of our team's projects. And visit our Resources page for information about data and assessment practices in maternal and child health. 


Staff Contact

Cheryl Clark, DrPH, RHIA
Associate Director, Epidemiology and Evaluation
(202) 266-3053



Epidemiology and Evaluation activities are funded by cooperative agreements with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Reproductive Health and the Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau.