Michael C. Lu, M.D., M.S., M.P.H.

Associate Administrator
Maternal and Child Health
Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Biography

Michael C. Lu, M.D., M.S., M.P.H., became Associate Administrator of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) on November 3, 2011. HRSA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

The Maternal and Child Health Bureau—in partnership with key stakeholders—promotes and helps improve the physical and mental health, safety, and well-being of the nation’s women, children and adolescents, including those with special health care needs, and families, serving approximately 42 million through Title V.

Dr. Michael C. Lu became HRSA's Associate Administrator of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) in November 2011.  Since joining HRSA, he has transformed key federal programs in maternal and child health,  launched major initiatives to reduce maternal, infant, and child mortality in the U.S., and has been awarded the Hubert H. Humphrey Award for Service to America (2013) and the HRSA Administrator's Award for Equal Opportunity Achievement (2015). Dr. Lu joined HRSA from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Schools of Medicine and Public Health, where he was associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and public health.  Prior to his appointment, Dr. Lu served on two Institute of Medicine (IOM) committees, chaired the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality, and has been voted one of the best doctors in America since 2005.  Dr. Lu received his bachelor's degrees in political science and human biology from Stanford University, master's degrees in health and medical sciences and public health from the University of California (UC) Berkeley, medical degree from UC San Francisco, and residency training in obstetrics and gynecology from UC Irvine.

Last Reviewed: March 2016



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Associate Administrator
Michael C. Lu, MD, MS, MPH
301-443-2170

Deputy Associate Administrator
Laura Kavanagh, MPP
301-443-2170

Other Key Staff

Our History

In 1912, the federal commitment to addressing maternal and child health was made with the establishment of the Children’s Bureau, and again in 1935, when Title V of the Social Security Act was enacted. 

Discover the history of maternal and child health via our interactive timeline.