The Maternal and Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI) at Stanford University engages the academic strengths of the Stanford School of Medicine (SoM), along with Stanford's six other Schools, Independent Labs, Institutes, and Centers, so that they incrementally apply their research engines on issues that are relevant to maternal and child health.

Maternal and child health refers to the expectant mother, oocyte, zygote, embryo, fetus, infant, child, and adolescent. To facilitate these efforts, the principles guiding membership in the MCHRI are for the MCHRI to be inclusive and for the members to be responsive to, and responsible for, the needs of the maternal and child health research community.

"I am proud to be a new member of MCHRI. The development of multidisciplinary programs and initiatives to advance the health of children and expectant mothers is unparalleled. The creative understanding and support of collaborative research promises to have a profound impact on patient care. I am truly looking forward to learning from and collaborating with the diverse group of physicians and researchers that come together as MCHRI."

Beth Beadle, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy)