Maternal and Reproductive Health

How can we strengthen public health programs to address the growing disparities among women? Altarum brings together expertise in maternal and child health, federal food and nutrition programs, substance use disorder, and sexual health to advance health equity. 

Maternal and Reproductive Health Contact

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Sheryl Mathis

Sheryl Mathis  - MSW, MPH

Director, Women's Health

Areas of Expertise
  • Maternal and Child Health 
  • Program Implementation and Technical Assistance  
  • Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methodologies 

Sheryl Mathis leads a portfolio of women’s health and well-being programs, from MCH and substance use disorder to food and nutrition and sexual health. Sheryl has 20 years of experience managing and advancing programs administered by HRSA, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, and state health agencies, including multi-year, cross-disciplinary initiatives to strengthen the diversity and capacity of the MCH workforce. Sheryl holds a MSW in program administration and an MPH in maternal and child health from Columbia University.

Carley Kirk

Carley Kirk  - MS

Deputy Director, Women's Health

Areas of Expertise
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Clinical Quality Improvement
  • Public Health IT Solutions

Carley Kirk has 15 years of experience managing large quality improvement initiatives focused on maternal and child health, including a CMS-funded program in Michigan that resulted in one million low-income children receiving access to preventive oral health services. She specializes in advancing population health through programmatic and technology implementation, policy development, and leading health care demonstrations of innovative approaches that advance care. Carley holds a master’s degree in health education from the University of Michigan.