Our Approach

Directed by health professional school faculty, this program strives to ensure the success of students by providing relevant experience and learning opportunities, career planning, and mentoring.

Meet the Team


Candace Gragnani, MD

Program Director


Alice Kuo, MD, PhD

PSHP Faculty


Bobby Verdugo, LCSW

PSHP Faculty


Alma Guerrero, MD

PSHP Faculty


Priyanka Fernandes, MD

PSHP Faculty


Pearl Omo-sowho

Program Manager

Our MCH Seminar Series

All admitted PSHP students are required to enroll in HLT POL 140 Winter Quarter.

HLT POL 140 Foundations of Maternal and Child Health

Our Professional Development Opportunities

Introduction to Research Seminars

Maternal and Child Health Poster Symposiums

PSHP Exclusive Clinical Opportunities

Maternal and Child Health Student Interest Group & Journal Clubs

And more!


Seminar Topics include:

  • Culture, Families and Communities
  • Life Course Health Development
  • Immigration and Child Health
  • Child Poverty & Social Determinants
  • Family Environment / Child Abuse / Mental Health
  • Vaccines


  • Early Childhood
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Social Media / Cyber-bullying
  • Gangs / Teen Violence
  • Spectrum of Disability
  • Global Reproductive Health
  • Advocacy and Policy