Findings from the 2016 National Survey of Children's Health
Data-driven Change at the Community Level:
Emerging Research on Urban Child Health

Webinar Presenters
Reem M. Ghandour, DrPH, MPA
Director, Division of Epidemiology Office of Epidemiology and Research
Maternal and Child Health Bureau Health Resources and Services Administration

Dr. Reem M. Ghandour directs the Division of Epidemiology in HRSA MCHB’s Office of Epidemiology and Research. Dr. Ghandour oversees a range of programmatic investments designed to extend and enhance data and analytic capacity at both the state and national levels. Her individual portfolio includes conducting original research on a variety of MCH issues, with a special focus on children’s mental health and Children with Special Health Care Needs. In addition, she directs the National Survey of Children’s Health, and has served as the MCHB-lead for Healthy People 2020 and the initial coordinator for the Collaborative Improvement & Innovation Network (CoIIN) to reduce infant mortality. Dr. Ghandour holds a Masters of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and a Doctorate in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In December 2011, she was awarded the Maternal and Child Health Young Professional Achievement award by The Coalition for Excellence in MCH Epidemiology. She enjoys running, cooking, and playing with her 4-year-old daughter, Violet.

Jason M. Fields, PhD, MPH
Survey Director
U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce

Dr. Jason Fields is the Survey Director for the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH), and the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses (NSSRN) at the U.S. Census Bureau. In this capacity, he is responsible for the design, content, and administration of the SIPP, the administration of the NSCH on behalf of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, and management of the NSSRN on behalf of the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis. He has promoted the integration of administrative data into production survey processing, and implemented a proactive paradata evaluation, management and quality assurance program. His research interests include survey methodology, the integration of administrative and survey data, longitudinal survey design, disclosure avoidance, and substantive interests include: family demography, living arrangements, health and well-being, and the long-term social and health consequences of childhood poverty and family instability. Dr. Fields began his career at the Census Bureau in the Population Division in 1997 as a family demographer in the Fertility and Family Statistics Branch. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Emory University in Sociology in 1990, and a master’s degree in public health (1993) and doctorate in Demography from the Department of Population and Family Health Sciences (1998) from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. He has been a member of the Population Association of America since 1995 and is currently serving as PAA board member.