Moving the Needle on Maternal Health: Updates on Federal and State Initiatives
Moving the Needle on Maternal Health:
Updates on Federal and State Initiatives

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Webinar Presenters
William Callaghan, MD, MPH

William Callaghan, MD, MPH is the Chief of the Maternal and Infant Health Branch in the Division of Reproductive Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this position he provides scientific leadership to a group dedicated to research and public health surveillance in the areas of maternal morbidity and mortality, infant morbidity and mortality, preterm delivery, and pregnancy complications, particularly as they relate to subsequent risks of chronic disease. During his tenure at CDC, he has been an author on numerous peer-reviewed papers, presented his work in the field of maternal and infant health at national meetings, and provided technical assistance to states engaged in the identification and review of maternal deaths. Dr. Callaghan earned BS and MS degrees in biology from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. He received his medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1981, completed a residency in OB/GYN at Akron City Hospital, Akron, Ohio in 1985, and practiced general OB/GYN in Western North Carolina for 14 years in rural and urban settings. Between 1999 and 2001 he took a second residency, Preventive Medicine, at the University of South Carolina and earned his MPH degree with a concentration in epidemiology and biostatistics from that institution in 2000. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Elliott Main, MD

Dr. Elliott Main is the medical director of the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC). He has led multiple state and national quality improvement projects and is the Chair of the California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review Committee. Dr. Main also served for 14 years as chair of the OB/GYN department at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. He is clinical professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at both the University of California, San Francisco and Stanford University.

Dr. Main been actively involved in and chaired multiple national committees on maternity care quality and has co-lead a number of national quality initiatives with the American College of Obstetricians (ACOG), the Centers for Disease and Prevention, and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. In 2013, Dr. Main received the ACOG Distinguished Service Award for his work in quality improvement.

Kimberly Sherman, MPH

Kimberly Sherman serves as the Maternal and Women’s Health Lead for HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s Division of Healthy Start & Perinatal Services. Ms. Sherman earned her Master’s Degree in Public Policy from American University, and Masters in Public Health from the University of Louisville. Ms. Sherman has a strong interest in health promotion and infant mortality prevention, and currently assists with Division efforts to support women’s preventive health services.