WHAT WE DO

The Maternal and Child (MCH) Interest Group enables fellows in the Child and Family Health (CFH) Leadership Program to network, collaborate and share experiences with each other outside of class, meeting for one hour each week during the academic year.  Attendance in this group is a requirement of the Leadership Program, but open to all graduate students in the Fielding School of Public Health as well as to the greater UCLA student community interested in MCH issues. MPH and PhD students enrolled in the school of public health are nominated to be part of the board each academic year. Executive and Committee Chairs engage students in the group to
  1. Discuss peer-reviewed scientific literature about MCH
  2. Plan activities for advocacy and service in the community;
  3. Collaborate with other organizations at UCLA;
  4. Create content for the Maternal and Child Health Center of Excellence website;
  5. Identify opportunities for students to write grant applications for additional funding; and
  6. Schedule academics at UCLA and professionals in public health agencies/organizations to speak to the group about their experiences, accomplishments and challenges in working in the field of MCH.
Interested in joining? Please contact ucla.mchgroup@gmail.com

The MCH SIG holds weekly meetings for students and staff interested in
Maternal, Child, and Family Health issues.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee will spearhead board meetings, support the program manager of the CFH program with general body meetings, and coordinate with other committees on projects.

EXECUTIVE CHAIR

Trixy Joy Manansala

VICE CHAIR

Andrea Renteria

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Joseph Wright
Telma Menendez
Sarah Homsy

Programs & Partnerships Committee

The Programs and Partnerships Committee will spearhead advocacy, service projects, and partnership efforts including: Summer Advocacy Project, quarterly service projects, cross-campus partnerships, partnerships outside UCLA, and guest speakers for general meetings.

SUMMER ADVOCACY COORDINATOR

Carly Hyde

SERVICE PROGRAMS COORDINATOR

Lizzy Lupercio

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS COORDINATOR

Sam Macam

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Joselyne Franco
Telma Menendez
Sarah Homsy
Jacqueline Carranza

Research Committee

The Resesarch Committee will spearhead the MCH Journal Club, which includes coordinating journal article selections and facilitating journal club meetings.

RESEARCH COORDINATORS

Bri-Ann Hernandez
Dome Enrico Lupac

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Nayelie Benitez Santos
Joselyne Franco
Sarah Homsy
Emily Murray
Elizabeth Agredano
Katianna Chan

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee will spearhead efforts to manage website content, create communications materials, publicize the MCH SIG at recruitment and resource events, and publicize for MCH SIG events.

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Delia Melendrez

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Yanel Saenz

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is responsible for applying for student organization funding (as needed) and manage funds for SIG activities.

FINANCE COORDINATOR

Joseph Wright

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Joselyne Franco
Paulina Sepulveda
Nilpa Shah
Amy Bui
Elizabeth Agredano

General Members

General Members of the MCH SIG include both undergraduate and graduate-level students at UCLA.

Lacey Howcroft

Julia Koerber

Pipline Students

LEND Students