Dr. Christina Bethell, professor of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, will be honored at the 2017 Annual Conference with the prestigious John MacQueen Lecture Award for her leadership in developing and implementing methods to measure and improve the performance of child health care systems.
“Her contributions are used daily by MCH professionals, child health clinicians, researchers and policymakers,” said Edward Schor, senior vice president for programs and partnerships at the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, who nominated her. Schor called Bethell “one of the most influential people in child health measurement in the U.S.”
Bethell said her lecture will build on the conference theme: Engagement with Intention. “The science and practice of effective engagement to improve maternal and child health is fundamental, but we often underestimate how hard it is,” she said. “It requires us to use actionable data and make relationships a priority.”
The award honors people who have made exemplary contributions to maternal and child health issues. It is named for Dr. John C. MacQueen, one of AMCHP’s most distinguished members and the former director of the Iowa state program for children with special health care needs.