The Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Insitute (MCHRI) is committed to fostering a rich community dedicated to advancing maternal and child health at Stanford. MCHRI has embraced numerous initiatives designed to promote rigorous and inclusive education and training of its members across Stanford. 

The Education Committee has been instrumental in driving educational initiatives, including its monthly seminar series and annual research symposium. MCHRI also partners with the Eureka Institute for Translational Medicine, a global community of multidisciplinary, translational professionals, to provide early-career development and mentoring to junior faculty. 

Recently, MCHRI launched the Drug & Device Development (D3) Service and offers rigorous training to support investigators in developing therapeutic and diagnostic devices to benefit mothers and children. 

Educational & Training Opportunities

MCHRI Education Committee

Anthony Oro, MD, PhD
Chair of MCHRI Education Committee and Co-Director of MCHRI; Professor of Dermatology

Natalia Gomez-Ospina, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Medical Genetics and Stem Cell Transplantation)

Melissa Mavers, MD, PhD
Instructor in Pediatrics (Stem Cell Transplantation)

Michelle Monje, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology, and by courtesy, of Neurosurgery, of Pediatrics, and of Pathology

Trung Pham, MD, PhD
Instructor, Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases)


Thomas Robinson, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics and of Medicine

Manpreet Singh, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)

Virginia Winn, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Reproductive Biology)

Former Education Committee Members

  • Fan Yang, PhD, Orthopaedic Surgery and Bioengineering
  • Meena Kadapakkam, MD, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology