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Michael D. Warren, MD, MPH, FAAP

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


Portrait of Dr. Michael Warren, Associate Administrator of HRSA's Maternal and Child Health BureauDr. Michael Warren became Associate Administrator of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration, on October 15, 2018. MCHB’s mission is to improve the health of America’s mothers, children and families. Its Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Program provides health care and public health services for an estimated 56 million people, including pregnant women, infants, children, including children with special health care needs, and their families in the United States: 91% of all pregnant women, 99% of infants, and 54% of children nationwide benefitted from a Title V-supported service.

Dr. Warren manages MCHB's $1.34 billion budget, providing vision and direction to ensure programs are planned and carried out effectively to achieve results. Dr. Warren’s impressive career in public health clearly demonstrates his passion and commitment to improving maternal and child health outcomes.

Before assuming his current role as MCHBs Associate Administrator, Dr. Warren served as the Deputy Commissioner for Population Health at the Tennessee Department of Health. In this role, he made improvements in maternal and child health across the state in the areas of safe sleep policies, breast feeding rates, decreased early elective deliveries, newborn screening transit times, electronic systems for WIC and vital records registration, and establishing the first-ever real-time public health surveillance system for neonatal abstinence syndrome

As a board-certified pediatrician, Dr. Warren previously served as the Tennessee Department of Health Assistant Commissioner for Family Health and Wellness and as the Director of Maternal and Child Health. Prior to joining the Department of Health, he served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt and as Medical Director in the Governor's Office of Children’s Care Coordination.

Dr. Warren graduated Summa Cum Laude with Honors in Psychology from Wake Forest University and earned his medical degree from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his pediatrics residency, Chief Residency, and fellowship in Academic General Pediatrics at Vanderbilt, where he also obtained a Master’s in Public Health. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Warren has served as President for the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP), the national professional organization for maternal and child health professionals. He was also appointed by the United States Department of Health and Human Services to the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality (SACIM).

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Date Last Reviewed:  June 2020

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. 
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