Just Launched! A training module series on MCAH Life Course Perspective, Practice, & Leadership

Lifecourse Perspective Online Training Series Preview

March 7, 2019

Available Now!  Our free online training module series:  Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Life Course Perspective, Practice, and Leadership.

UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health and its Center of Excellence in Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health offer a self-directed, open-source training module series on the life course perspective and leadership.

The 5-module series features video interviews, course readings, case studies of organizations in practice, and more! All levels of learners are invited to take part in this resource including community members, students, clinicians, public health practitioners, and beyond.

Register for course access here.

View and download our informational flyer here.  


  • Overview Life Course Perspective
  • Health Equity & Social Determinants of Health
  • Timing of Exposures and Cumulative Impacts of Risk and Protective Factors across the Lifespan
  • Place Matters: The Impacts of Physical, Social, and Economic Environments
  • Integrating a Life Course Perspective in MCAH Practice


Michael Lu, MD, MS, MPH 
Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Academic, Student & Faculty Affairs at George Washington University
Former Director of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Paula Braveman, MD, MPH 
Professor of Family and Community Medicine 
and Director of the Center on Social Disparities in Health at the University of California, San Francisco

Kiko Malin, MSW/MPH
Director of the Family Health Services Division 
at the Alameda County Public Health Department

Anthony Iton, MD, JD, MPH
Senior Vice President for Healthy Communities
at The California Endowment

Vijaya Hogan, MPH, DrPH
Program Officer at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation


Julianna Deardorff, PhD 
Associate Professor and the Director of the Center of Excellence in MCAH 
at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health


  • Contra Costa Life Course Initiative
  • Maternal Infant Health Outreach Worker Program
  • Family Voices of California
  • Homeless Prenatal Program
  • San Francisco Black Infant Health
  • City MatCH Equity Institute
  • San Mateo Medical Center and First 5 San Mateo
  • Nurse Family Partnership
  • Healthy Start in Housing
  • California Adolescent Health Collaborative
  • Best Babies Zone Southeast Portland and Castlemont, Oakland
  • Solano HEALS
  • Building Blocks Collaborative
  • Fresno County Preterm Birth Initiative
  • Healthy Start Border Alliance