Maternal and Child Health-Leadership Education, Advocacy, and Research Network (MCH-LEARN) at Kennedy Krieger Institute


The Maternal Child Health-Leadership Education, Advocacy, and Research Network (MCH-LEARN) is a nine-week summer and academic year maternal child health (MCH) program that provides integrated public health, clinical and research learning experiences. MCH-LEARN is designed for college freshmen, sophomores and juniors in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. areas who are interested in MCH professions (pediatric medicine, nutrition, social work, nursing, pediatric dentistry, psychology, health education, occupational/physical therapy, speech-language pathology, public health).

Students from underrepresented and/or disadvantaged populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Students must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The program provides scholars with mentorship using interdisciplinary training experiences, leadership and professional development, and didactics focusing on promoting health equity within MCH populations. The ultimate goal of MCH-LEARN is to support diverse students’ academic success to professional careers in MCH disciplines.