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MCH Student Selected for National Title V Summer Internship

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April 4, 2024

The Drexel Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Program is thrilled to announce Marissa Campbell, a first-year Master of Public Health student (MPH) with an Maternal and Child Health (MCH) minor, was recently selected to participate in the national MCH Title V Summer Internship Program!

Marissa, who is also the 2024 President of the Drexel MCH Student Organization (MCHSO), will complete her internship at the New Jersey Department of Health (NJ DOH) Division of Family Health Systems this summer.

Title V agencies, typically located within state health departments, are funded through the federal MCH Block Grant. Title V refers to the state-federal partnership program that aims to “improve the health and well-being of women (particularly mothers) and children.” The Title V MCH Internship Program provides future MCH professionals with experience working in state Title V agencies under the mentorship of Title V agency preceptors.

First-year students in HRSA-funded MCH training programs throughout the country (MCH Public Health Catalyst Programs like the program at Drexel, as well as Centers of Excellence in MCH Education Science and Practice and MCH Leadership, Education, and Advancement in Undergraduate Pathways Training Programs) are eligible for this highly competitive internship.

Marissa will be paired with an MCH trainee from one of the Centers of Excellence in MCH, and the two will work together at the NJ DOH. Their project will consist of conducting interviews and focus groups with clinical providers in NJ birthing hospitals to better understand how equitable delivery of prenatal, delivery, and postpartum care is understood and executed throughout the state.

Individuals who just received clinical perinatal care will be interviewed to assess their perspectives in their care. Specific voices that will be targeted to interview are those who have historically been marginalized or under-represented in similar assessments.

Marissa is especially interested in maternal health and health equity. She is very excited to embark on this next phase of her MCH training.

Dornsife students who would like to learn more about the MCH Title V Summer Internship can reach out to MCH program coordinator Renee Davis, MD, MPH, with questions.

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