Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 2:00-3:15 p.m. ET
Michael Kogan, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Data and Program Development
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: (301) 443-3145
Fax: (301) 443-3145
Michael Kogan holds a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from Yale University. He is currently the Director, Office of Data and information Management for the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. In this position he is responsible for directing activities of the office with an emphasis on 1) maternal and child health research; 2) building the data capacity of federal, state and local areas in maternal and child health; and 3) building the maternal and child health epidemiology capacity in the United States.
Prior to this position, he worked as a Senior Epidemiologist at the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He serves on the editorial boards of the Maternal and Child Health Journal and the American Journal of Public Health. His research interests include: the effect of prenatal and pediatric care services on maternal and child health, the effect of lack of health care coverage on access and continuity of care, multiple births and determinants of preterm birth.
Captain Stephanie Bryn, M.P.H.
Injury and Violence Prevention
Division of Child, Adolescent and Family Health
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 18A-38
Rockville, MD 20857
Captain Stephanie Bryn, Director of Injury and Violence Prevention Programs for the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), facilitates technical assistance and education/training to States, organizations, and others through a network of national resource centers referred to as the Children’s Safety Network (CSN) and by providing vision and leadership for injury and violence prevention programming. She administers the three CSN resource centers that provide training and technical assistance to maternal and child health (MCH) agencies, State MCHB grantees, health and safety organizations, and others with the mission of reducing injury and violence in the United States. Captain Bryn also oversees the Health, Mental Health and Safety Guidelines for Schools cooperative agreement with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Association of School Nurses. She is the Project Officer for HRSA’s Bullying Prevention Youth Media Campaign ($3.4 million) focused on families; tweens aged 9–13 years; teens; health care providers; school personnel; parent, tween, and teen organizations; faith-based organizations; and professional organizations. Captain Bryn directs the work of the MCH National Child Death Review (CDR) Resource and Policy Center that provides education and training and technical assistance to State CDR Coordinators. She is active in the National Organization for Youth Safety, the American School Health Association, PROJECT CHANGE, and SafeUSA.
Theresa Covington, M.P.H.
National MCH Center for Child Death Review
c/o Michigan Public Health Institute
2438 Woodlake Circle, Suite 240
Okemos, MI 48864
Theresa Covington, M.P.H., is the Senior Program Director for the Child and Adolescent Health Programs at the Michigan Public Health Institute. In this capacity, she is the Director of the National Resource Center for Child Death Review, which is funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration. She developed and has managed the Michigan Child Death Review Program since 1994 and oversees the Michigan Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Program. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the planning, funding, administration, and evaluation of innovative community-based health and human service programs. She holds a master’s in public health from the University of Michigan.
Sally Fogerty, B.S.N., M.Ed.
Center for Community Health
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02108-4619
Sally Fogerty currently serves as the Associate Commissioner of the Center for Community Health of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Bureau of Family and Community Health. The Center is responsible for HIV/AIDS services, substance abuse services, State Title V maternal and child health programs, the Massachusetts WIC program, Early Intervention – Part H of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (formerly P.L. 102-119), Healthy Start, family planning services, Services for Children with Special Health Care Needs, and multiple chronic disease and health promotion activities as well as Rape Crisis Centers, the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program, violence and injury prevention programs, school health programs, and the State Tobacco Control Program.
Ms. Fogerty has been involved in the development of comprehensive program initiatives across the life span, integration of preventive and health promotion strategies into the established medical service system to promote the development of a comprehensive system of care for mothers, children, and elders, setting of policies, and overseeing multiple statewide initiatives and programs related to perinatal, early childhood, and children and adolescents including school health
Mary Overpeck, Dr.P.H.
Injury Prevention Program
New Mexico State Department of Health
1190 S. St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87502
Dr. Overpeck served as a data consultant to the National Maternal and Child Health Center for Child Death Review while working as an epidemiologist in the Office of Data and Program Development at the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration Bureau of Maternal and Child Health. She currently manages the Injury Prevention Program at the New Mexico Department of Public Health. She has performed research and served as principal investigator on numerous national and international studies of infant, child, and adolescent health. She also has published and served as an expert on injury and violence among infants, children, and adolescents. Dr. Overpeck is a past Chair of the American Public Health Association’s Injury Control and Emergency Health Services section. Her graduate work in epidemiology and maternal and child health was completed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.