Elizabeth (Beth) Radcliff

School Attended While Participating in the Student Fellows Program: 

a.       University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Health Services Research / doctoral program)


Contact E-mail: eradclif@uncc.edu


Areas/Topics of Interest in MCH: 

a.       I am interested in child health in developing countries, particularly health and social issues related to orphans & vulnerable children (OVC) and in the prevention of maternal-to-child transfer of HIV.  In a broad sense, I would like to explore the concepts of poverty and social justice as they apply to the public health of women and children. 

b.      Additionally, I am currently working with and interested in issues related to children with birth defects.


Current Research/Area of Study:

a.      Master’s thesis (May 2010):  Association between family composition and the well-being of vulnerable children in Nairobi, Kenya

b.      Currently working on a March of Dimes grant: Access to Health Care, Timeliness of Services, and Costs among Children with Birth Defects



a.       Education: BS in zoology, BSN, MSPH. 

b.      Community: US Advisory Board for the Reach-Out Orphan & Vulnerable Child Centre, Kisumu, Kenya (member, secretary, and newsletter editor). 

c.       Awards: Delta Omega, Phi Kappa Phi, UNCC Nish Jamgotch Humanitarian Award finalist


Current work:

a.       Project manager, March of Dimes Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Grant (Access to Health Care, Timeliness of Services, and Costs among Children with Birth Defects)


Future Work:

After completion of my doctoral degree, I hope to continue in the field of research and advocacy related to improving the health of vulnerable children.