Deborah Maine

Deborah Maine is an epidemiologist with a background in anthropology. She has been working in the area of women’s reproductive health in developing countries for nearly 30 years, most of them at the School of Public Health at Columbia University. For the last 20 years she has focused on maternal mortality and morbidity. During that time, she directed two international programs:

  • The Prevention of Maternal Mortality Program, funded by the Carnegie Corporation, which had 11 multidisciplinary teams in West Africa; and
  • The Averting Maternal Death and Disability Program, funded by the Gates Foundation, which supported projects in more than 50 countries.
  • Both of these projects are continuing and growing under new leaders

In June 2005, Deborah joined the faculty of Boston University’s School of Public Health.

Source: University Programs and Events Planning Resources, June 2006