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Healthy People 2020: the Next Generation of MCH-related Focus Areas

Friday, February 25, 2011, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

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Presenter Information 

Reem M. Ghandour, DrPH, MPA.Reem M. Ghandour, DrPH, MPA 
Public Health Analyst
Office of Epidemiology, Policy and Evaluation
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 18-41
Rockville, MD 20857
Tel: 301-443-3786

Reem M. Ghandour, DrPH, MPA is a Public Health Analyst with the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) in the Office of Epidemiology, Policy and Evaluation. In this capacity, Dr. Ghandour conducts research on a variety of issues related to the health of women, infants, children, and mothers. Her research interests include health disparities among women and children, mental health problems among children and youth, and intimate partner and family violence prevention. In addition to her research activities, Dr. Ghandour serves as the managing editor for the annual Child Health USA databook and the project officer for the Bureau’s recent efforts to develop a web-based resource on life course approaches to maternal and child health. She also serves as the MCHB lead for Healthy People 2020.

Dr. Ghandour began her career in MCH and women’s health as an advocate for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and joined the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2001 as a Presidential Management Fellow. She earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Mount Holyoke College in 1997 and a Masters of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in 2001. She completed her Doctorate in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in May 2009 where she was the recipient of an Interdisciplinary Research Training Grant on Violence supported through the National Institute of Mental Health and the John and Alice Chenoweth-Pate Fellowship in Maternal and Child Health.

Beth Stevenson, MPH.Beth Stevenson, MPH 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Office of the Associate Director for Policy
Senior Policy Advisor -- Children's Health
1600 Clifton Road, NE, Mailstop D-28
Atlanta, GA 30329
Tel: 404-639-7662

Beth Stevenson, MPH works in the Office of the Associate Director for Policy at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She has a focus on children’s health policy and serves as the co-chair for the Healthy People 2020 Early and Middle Childhood Workgroup. Ms. Stevenson has worked in public health for more than 25 years and on children, youth, and school health issues for the last 18. Prior to joining the CDC policy team, she served as a co-lead for the CDC Children’s Team as part of the 2009 H1N1 response. She has worked in policy and in communications in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Adolescent and School Health and the CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion since spring 2004. Before that she worked for the National Office of the American Cancer Society and served as their Director for Children and Youth Initiatives.

Trina Menden Anglin, MD, PhD 
Director, Adolescent Health
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration
Parklawn Building, Room 18A-39
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Tel: 301-443-4291

Trina Menden Anglin, MD, PhD.Trina Menden Anglin, MD, PhD is Director of Adolescent Health, Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The mission of HRSA/MCHB’s adolescent health program is to provide national leadership in promoting the health, development, safety, and social and emotional well-being of school-aged children, adolescents and young adults in the United States. Its portfolio currently addresses the following issues relevant to adolescent and school health: Capacity building among State Maternal and Child Health Title V Programs and national professional associations; mental health in schools; school-based health care; analysis of programs, policies and research trends as well as collection, synthesis and dissemination of information relevant to adolescent and young adult health and safety. It co-sponsors and facilitates the National Initiative to Improve Adolescent Health with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Adolescent and School Health. In addition, Dr. Anglin is administratively responsible for the National Coordinating Committee on School Health and Safety, which is composed of representatives from 70 non-governmental organizations invested in student health and academic success. She is a member of the team that developed the Federal website for communities interested in addressing youth issues, and co-chairs the Adolescent Health Workgroup for Healthy People 2020.

Prior to her position in the Federal government, Dr. Anglin was a member of the faculties of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (1975-92) and University of Colorado School of Medicine (1992-96). Dr. Anglin has had direct experience in developing and providing adolescent healthcare services in a variety of hospital and community-based settings as well as in developing teaching and training programs for health professionals from multiple disciplines. Her publications have focused on the following areas relevant to adolescent and school health: mental health, substance abuse, sexually transmitted infections, perceptions of HIV infection, interpersonal violence, sexual abuse, school-based health care and health services utilization. Sub-specialty board certified in adolescent medicine, Dr. Anglin is a past president of the Society for Adolescent Medicine. She is also a Senior Fellow of the Council on Excellence in Government.