Director, Division of Epidemiology
Office of Epidemiology and Research, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration
Dr. Reem M. Ghandour directs the Division of Epidemiology in HRSA MCHB’s Office of Epidemiology and Research. Reem oversees a range of programmatic investments designed to extend and enhance data and analytic capacity at both the state and national levels. Her individual portfolio includes conducting original research on a variety of maternal and child health issues, with a special focus on children’s mental health and children with special health care needs. In addition, she has directed the National Survey of Children’s Health since 2013, has served as the MCHB-lead for Healthy People 2020 and was the initial coordinator for the Collaborative Improvement & Innovation Network (CoIIN) to reduce infant mortality in 13 southern states. Reem graduated Mount Holyoke College in 1997 with a BA in International Relations and holds a Masters of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. She earned her Doctorate in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2009. In 2011, she was awarded the Maternal and Child Health Young Professional Achievement award by The Coalition for Excellence in MCH Epidemiology and in 2016 she received the MCHB Directors Award at the Title V Federal-State Partnership meeting.