University of Arizona


Name of Program

Maternal and Child Health Public Health Training Program

Contact Information

Lynn B. Gerald, PhD, MSPH
University of Arizona
College of Public Health / Health Promotion Sciences
1295 N. Martin
Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone: (520) 626-3243
FAX: (520) 626-1660

Mission Statement

The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is dedicated to promoting the health of communities in the southwest and globally with an emphasis on achieving health equity through excellence in education, research & service.

Degrees/Certificates Offered

Non-degree and Continuing Education Opportunities or Programs

Students with a bachelor’s degree who do not plan to seek a degree or who are not yet admitted to a College of Public Health graduate program may enroll in courses at the College of Public Health.  Up to 12 credits can be taken in the College as a non-degree seeking student.  Should a student later be admitted to a degree program, up to 12 units of graduate credit earned as a non-degree seeking student may be applied toward a graduate degree.  Curriculum requirements vary by program and concentration area.

The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is committed to serving the public health educational needs of working professionals in the State of Arizona and beyond. In addition to offering curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels, we offer five graduate certificate programs (Public Health, Arizona Clinical and Translational Research, Global Health and Development, and Health Administration). Designed for working professionals and/or those exploring the field of public health, the certificate programs provide skill enhancement for both domestic and international participants who have limited time to pursue a campus-based full graduate degree program.

Examples of Current Research

Faculty form collaborative research teams to address the following research areas:

  • Women and Child Health, including School Health
  • Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • Border Health and Immigration
  • Indigenous Health

Examples of Partnerships & Collaborations

  • Partnership with the University of Kentucky College of Public Health developing a graduate certificate in Maternal and Child Health
  • Collaborating with the Arizona Department of Health Services Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Program to provide assistance on program implementation and evaluation.
  • Partnership with Farleigh Dickinson University to conduct a multi-site project developing and testing a sex offender treatment program that can be used to individualize sanctions for students found responsible of sexual misconduct on college campuses.
  • Partnership with Sunnyside Unified School District to apply for research funding to the efficacy of the Go Grrrls curriculum among 5th and 6th grade Hispanic students.
  • Partnership with Tucson Unified School District and the American Lung Association of Southern Arizona for the research project “Cost Effectiveness of School-based Supervised Asthma Therapy.”
  • Partnership with local school districts to implement stock albuterol programs for students with asthma