Dr Timothy Dye, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), University of Hawai`i, has been appointed as Editor-in-Chief of the Maternal and Child Health Journal, published by Springer. The MCH Journal offers an exclusive forum for advancing scientific and professional knowledge of the maternal and child health (MCH) field. Peer-reviewed papers address MCH practice, policy, and research, exploring such topics as MCH epidemiology, demography, and health status assessment; Innovative MCH service initiatives; Implementation of MCH programs; MCH policy analysis and advocacy and MCH professional development.
Dye follows Dr. Donna Petersen, Dean of the College of Public Health and Senior Associate Vice President, USF Health at the University of South Florida, who most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for the Journal, which was founded more than two decades ago by Dr Milton Kotelchuck. Thomson Reuters’s 2011 Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) ranks the MCH Journal in the top quartile of all public, environmental, and occupational health journals. The MCH Journal is advised by a distinguished Editorial Board representing leadership and MCH experts from academic, government, local, state, and global health agencies, non-profits and foundations, and the private sector.
Dye’s career in maternal and child health has spanned multiple levels from local to global organizations, leading field teams in MCH research and training throughout the US and in over 20 countries worldwide. Dye received the APHA MCH Section’s Young Professional Award in 2001, and a variety of other awards from National Science Foundation, Medical Education Cooperation in Cuba, and the Fulbright Program. Dye’s research and teaching interests focus on the social determinants of maternal and child health, global health disparities, and perinatal epidemiology and informatics.