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Milt Kotelchuck

Milton Kotelchuck provides guidance and support to the Best Babies Zone in the areas of policy advocacy, policy development at the federal area, and evaluation. He is currently Senior Scientist in Maternal and Child Health at the Center for Child & Adolescent Health Research and Policy, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, and Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He was formerly Chairman of the MCH Depts. at the UNC-Chapel Hill and Boston University. He received his PhD in Personality and Developmental Psychology and an MPH in MCH and Epidemiology from Harvard University. He has extensive experience evaluating public health programs and policies to improve birth outcomes and child health. He developed the widely used Adequacy of Prenatal Care Utilization Index.  His current research interests focus on MCH Life Course models and the utilization of the MA Pregnancy to Early Life Longitudinal (PELL) data system. He is a member of the SACIM, the US HHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality.  In 2000, he was awarded the first National MCH Epidemiology Award for “Advancing Knowledge” from the Coalition for Excellence in MCH Epidemiology, and in 2010, he received the Martha May Eliot Award from the APHA.