School of Public Health Alumna Receives American Public Health Association Award
School of Public Health alumna Kathryn Mishkin (DrPH ’19) recently received the Maternal and Child Health Young Professional Award from the American Public Health Association (APHA). This award recognizes young professionals up to 40 years of age who have made significant contributions to maternal and child health.
Mishkin has cultivated her passion for women’s rights and maternal, infant and child health through research, policy, project management and evaluation work in 13 countries. She currently serves as the Associate Director of Evaluation with March of Dimes, a nonprofit organization that improves the health of mothers and babies. Through her position she directs the evaluation of the Better Starts for All project, a three-year pilot study that aims to improve maternal and infant health outcomes in countries with limited access to maternity care services and leads the strategic evaluation efforts for March of Dimes’ programs including Supportive Pregnancy Care, Becoming a Mom, NICU Family Support, and the Mom and Baby Action Network.
Mishkin is associated with APHA through several leadership roles, including Chair of the Global Maternal and Child Health Network, Chair of Policy in the Women’s Caucus and Maternal and Child Health Section Councilor.