Child Health

School of Public Health receives federal grant to establish maternal and child health program

May 14, 2015

The Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded a $350,000, 5-year grant to support the creation of the interdisciplinary program in maternal and child health at the school.

School of Public Health leads new initiative to help children with special health care needs

March 31, 2015

Darcy McMaughan, Ph.D. leads the effort to develop the State of Texas Access Reform (STAR) Kids Screening and Assessment Instrument for children and youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities and other complex health conditions.

Wells to present research at AcademyHealth Public Health Systems Research Close-Up Briefing

August 22, 2014

Rebecca Wells, Ph.D. was invited to present and discuss her research at a Public Health Systems Research Close-Up Briefing conducted by AcademyHealth in Washington D.C.

Researcher finds high reliance of child welfare agencies on private service providers

June 10, 2014

Rebecca Wells, Ph.D., professor and department head with the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, recently published a study entitled “Trends in Local Public Child Welfare Agencies 1999-2009,” in Children and Youth Services Review.

Sharkey identifies high rate of childhood hunger among Mexican-origin families in Texas border colonias

September 26, 2013

A recent study, lead by Joseph Sharkey, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences, shows alarming rates of child hunger among children of Mexican immigrants.