Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Dr. Michael Warren is the 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 (HRSA). MCHB's mission is to improve the health and well-being of America's mothers, children, and families. Its Title V Maternal and Child Health Services program serves 93% of all pregnant women, 98% of infants, and 60% of all children, including those with special health care needs.
Before assuming his current role as MCHB's Associate Administrator, Dr. Warren served in various roles at the Tennessee Department of Health, including Deputy Commissioner for Population Health, Assistant Commissioner for Family Health and Wellness, and 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 board-certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Warren has served as President of 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).
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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