Postdoctoral Fellowships


The UC Berkeley School of Public Health MCH Epidemiology Postdoctoral training program provides postdoctoral fellows with a transdisciplinary perspective that includes advanced training in MCH and Epidemiology, as well as in skills needed for transitioning to academic faculty and research leadership positions.


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Becky Reno, PhD

Dr. Reno is a Maternal and Child Health Bureau Postdoctoral Training Fellow. She has an MSW and PhD in social work from The Ohio State University, and a MA in education policy. Her research agenda is focused on bi-directional translational research, including the development and evaluation of culturally grounded interventions to address social and structural determinants of health contributing to disparate birth outcomes. Reno has clinical experience working with low-income, pregnant women of color, and extensive, interdisciplinary research experience related to understanding and addressing maternal and child health outcomes as a consequence of racial oppression and social injustice.

Research Interests:  social and structural determinants of birth outcomes, culturally-responsive MCH interventions

Jordyn Tinka Wallenborn, PhD 

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Dr. Wallenborn is a Maternal and Child Health Bureau Postdoctoral Training Fellow. She has an MPH from North Dakota State University and a PhD in epidemiology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her research primarily focuses on perinatal health including breastfeeding, contraception utilization, and mental health. Her research agenda focuses on causal pathways and identifying novel, translational targets for intervention development. Wallenborn has experience working with underserved populations both nationally and internationally.