Dr. Donna Petersen earns national award for innovation in maternal and child health

USF Health’s Donna Petersen, ScD, MHS, CPH,┬ásenior associate vice president of USF Health and dean of the College of Public Health, recently earned the 2019 John C. MacQueen Lecture Award for innovation in the field of maternal and child health. Dr. Petersen will accept the award and deliver the MacQueen Lecture in March at the 2019 Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs’ Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Petersen earned her masters and doctoral degrees in maternal and child health from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. Dr. Petersen is also the author of numerous publications, book chapters and a textbook on needs assessment in public health. As a frequent lecturer on topics related to maternal and child health, health care reform, and systems change and leadership, she has provided extensive technical assistance and training to over 25 state health departments in the areas of needs assessment, data system development, systems level accountability and the development of population-based indicators.