Maura Leahy, MPH, CHES
Senior Program Manager, Child & Adolescent Health
(202) 800-3369

Background & Bio

Maura Leahy, MPH, CHES is the Senior Program Manager on the Child and Adolescent Health team. She supports many projects across AMCHP’s child and adolescent health and Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) and disabilities portfolio and brings extensive experience with developing tailored technical assistance, research, and curriculum and resource development. Maura centers her values of health equity and elevating lived experience throughout her portfolio of work and is passionate about supporting MCH professionals to make their work accessible to all MCH populations while working with individuals and communities most impacted by systemic inequities.

Maura received her Bachelor of Arts from Rice University and holds a Master of Public Health in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Texas School of Public Health. She is also a former Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) trainee and a CDC E-Learning Institute Fellowship fellow. Prior to AMCHP, she has experience as a community health education specialist and research assistant with the University of Texas School of Public Health, including planning and coordination of an annual conference, the Adolescent Sexual Health Course, curriculum lesson development, support for advisory groups, and coordination for communications.

My Current Work

Maura currently works on several projects with planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating grant activities, designing and delivering tailored technical assistance, providing internal and external communication support, leading dissemination of AMCHP-developed products, and designing evaluations/analyzing evaluation data.

Current projects include: Core Cooperative Agreement with MCHB Early Childhood Systems Coordination project to improve collaboration among Title V, MIECHV, and Early Childhood Systems programs State Public Health Autism Resource Center

Maura has been fortunate to have been involved with some recent and ongoing AMCHP resources, including:

MCH Bridges (AMCHP’s podcast):

MCH Lead Toolkit:

A Roadmap for Collaboration among Title V, Home Visiting, and Early Childhood Systems Programs: Accelerating Improvements in Early Childhood Outcomes 

Ask Me About
Designing interventions using Intervention Mapping
Using social media for public health, health communications
Child and adolescent health, especially adolescent sexual health and teen pregnancy and STI/HIV prevention
Lead poisoning prevention for MCH populations
Designing programming for health education and skill building trainings
Virtual facilitation
Systems of care with children and youth with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities and increasing autism acceptance among MCH populations
Taking Coursera and EdX classes for fun