Dr. Milton Kotelchuck, PhD, MPH, is Vice-President and Co-Founder of Day Before Birth. Dr. Kotelchuck is winner of the 2010 Martha May Eliot Award, the top honor given for Maternal Child Health by the American Public Health Association. Dr. Kotelchuck is now Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Senior Scientist in the Maternal Child Health Center in the Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Kotelchuck holds an MPH in maternal and child health and epidemiology and a PhD in personality and developmental psychology. Dr. Kotelchuck has extensive experience evaluating public health programs to improve birth outcomes and child health status. His research interests include examination of the adequacy and content of prenatal care, racial disparities in birth outcomes, maternal morbidity, immigrant health, child health services, and health data policy. He developed the widely used Adequacy of Prenatal Care Utilization Index. Currently, he is Principal Investigator of the PELL (Pregnancy to Early Life Longitudinal) Database project.
Dr. Kotelchuck serves on numerous national committees to improve perinatal and child health services, including co-chairman of the March of Dimes Perinatal Data Center Advisory Board. Previously, he served as Director of the Division of Health Statistics and Research and then Assistant Commissioner for Community Health Services, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and was a member of the Massachusetts and North Carolina Governor’s Commissions on the Reduction of Infant Mortality. Dr. Kotelchuck is the Founding and Senior Editor of the Maternal and Child Health Journal.
Dr. Kotelchuck is former Professor and Chair of the Maternal Child Health Departments at Boston University School of Public Health and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In December 2000, Dr. Kotelchuck was awarded the first National MCH Epidemiology Award for “Advancing Knowledge” from the Coalition for Excellence in MCH Epidemiology.