Progress on the Redesign of the NSCH and the Data Resource Center
Progress on the Redesign of the NSCH and the Data Resource Center

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Webinar Presenters
Christina Bethell PhD, MPH, MBA
Director of the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI)
Professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Bethell is a Professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, where she serves as the founding director of the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) within the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health. The CAHMI was established in 1996 as a national collaborative to advance a family-centered, population based framework and common measurement and family engagement methods to promote the early and lifelong health of children youth and families. This work has led to the development, validation and national, state and local implementation and reporting of measures with a focus on early childhood development, children with special health care needs, adolescent preventive services, medical home and a variety of family centered care topics. She leads the National Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health, supported through HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau as well as efforts to develop, test and disseminate family-driven quality measurement and improvement tools such as the Well Visit Planner. She is passionate about enabling data-driven partnerships and leveraging the new brain sciences, mindfulness and other mind-body methods to transform health and related services, with a focus on addressing childhood trauma, promoting positive health and advancing High Reliability Organizations. She earned an MBA an MPH from the University of California, Berkeley and PhD in public policy from the University of Chicago. 
Reem M. Ghandour DrPH, MPA
Director, Division of Epidemiology
Office of Epidemiology and Research
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration

Dr. Reem M. Ghandour directs the Division of Epidemiology in HRSA MCHB’s Office of Epidemiology and Research. Dr. Ghandour oversees a range of programmatic investments designed to extend and enhance data and analytic capacity at both the state and national levels. Her individual portfolio includes conducting original research on a variety of MCH issues, with a special focus on Children with Special Health Care Needs. In addition, she leads the redesign of the National Survey of Children’s Health, and serves as the MCHB-lead for Healthy People 2020. She holds a Masters of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and a Doctorate in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In December 2011, she was awarded the Maternal and Child Health Young Professional Achievement award by The Coalition for Excellence in MCH Epidemiology.