Why MCH Berkeley?
The Berkeley Difference
Public Health is about preventing disease, protecting people from
threats to their health and actively promoting healthy living. At
Berkeley, we take a comprehensive approach to this mission,
distinguished by four features that we call “the Berkeley Difference.”
These features are:
- A broad based ecological perspective on health.
- An interdisciplinary, campus-wide resource center.
- An emphasis on rapid-cycle application of new and emerging research.
- A sensitivity to multicultural issues, social justice and human rights.
These principles make up the cornerstones of a public health education at Berkeley.
A Class Apart
The Berkeley MCH program offers several advantages that distinguish it from other programs:
edge research in the areas of environmental hazards to children,
perinatal and pediatric epidemiology, family planning, antenatal leave
and safe motherhood in the context of both domestic and international
- The intimacy of a small program with access to all of the resources of a major academic and research institution
- Access to faculty who are pioneers in the field of domestic and international MCH.
- Opportunities as to assist in research and teaching.
The UC Berkeley Maternal and Child Health program is committed to
building leaders in the MCH field. Students are provided with a strong
knowledge base in MCH as well as the skills necessary to succeed as a
leader in the MCH field. Students learn practical applications for the
knowledge and skills they gain through field internships, student
learning opportunities, and graduate teaching and research positions.