Research & Epidemiology

Search our funded projects or our open funding opportunities.

Our work includes

  • Funding extramural research to
    • Explore the interwoven roles of families, neighborhoods, health care services, and health policies
    • Create networks that provide resources in priority areas such as autism
  • Conducting epidemiological research to
    • Understand the patterns and causes of health issues
    • Identify populations who are at increased risk of poor health outcomes

We build data capacity at the national, state, and local levels

  • We fund and direct the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH), which collects information on the health and health care needs of children 0-17 years
  • Researchers, policymakers, child advocates, states, and local communities use the NSCH to understand children’s needs and improve health service delivery

We offer webinars, conferences, and training courses to develop the MCH workforce

We make data and research available

Date Last Reviewed:  April 2021

Contact Us

Michael D. Kogan, Ph.D., Director MCHB Office of Epidemiology and Research

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MCHB offers two series of webinars to provide information related to MCH data and research
DataSpeak is a series of webinars, each featuring a special topic related to Maternal and Child Health (MCH) data. Each event features one or more speakers who are considered experts in their field.
EnRICH (Research Innovations and Challenges) Webinar Series features one or more experts speaking about topics related to Maternal and Child Health research.

Related Resources

Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics

By supporting collaboration between federal agencies, the Forum works to improve consistency in the collection, reporting and publishing of federal data on children and families. 

Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health (DRC) exit disclaimer

The DRC provides children’s health data on a variety of important topics, including the health and well-being of children and access to quality care.