Apply to become a Trainee

    The overall purpose of the Leadership Training Program in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Nutrition is to improve the quality and appropriateness of nutrition services and policies consistent with the nutrition and MCH objectives in Healthy People 2010 and the rapidly changing needs of the population.


    The goal is to prepare leaders among the public health nutrition profession to be ready to take their places in federal, state, and local agencies to assure a strong national public health infrastructure.


    The Leadership Training Program in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Nutrition supports registered dietitians (RD) pursuing a doctoral or master’s degree, and enrolled graduates students pursuing their RD eligibility requirements at one of the five partner universities.



    How to apply:

    1. Contact faculty members at the partner universities to discuss the MCH Nutrition Training Program in general and the offerings at specific universities. 

      Dena Herman, PhD, MPH, RD, Adjunct Associate Professor
      UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, California
      Liz Adams, PhD, RD, Assistant Professor
      Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon
      Leslie Cunningham-Sabo, PhD, RD, Assistant Professor
      Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
      Donna Johnson, PhD, RD, Associate Professor
      University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
     Elizabeth Yakes Jimenez, PhD, RD, Assistant Professor
      University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Meg Bruening, PhD, MPH, RD, Assistant Professor
      Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona


    2.      Complete admissions procedures for the graduate nutrition programs at the university or universities of interest.

    3.      Complete the Leadership Training in MCH Nutrition Program Application.