Dr. Michael Warren became Associate Administrator of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration, on October 15, 2018. MCHB’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of America’s mothers, children and families. Its Title V Maternal and Child Health Services program serves 91 percent of all pregnant women, 99 percent of infants, and 54 percent of all children, including those with special health care needs.
Dr. Warren manages MCHB’s $1.33 billion budget, providing vision and direction to ensure programs are planned and carried out effectively to achieve results. Dr. Warren’s impressive career in public health clearly demonstrates his passion and commitment to improving maternal and child health outcomes.
Before assuming his current role as MCHB’s Associate Administrator, Dr. Warren served as the Deputy Commissioner for Population Health at the Tennessee Department of Health. In this role, he made improvements in maternal and child health across the state in the areas of safe sleep policies, breastfeeding rates, decreased early elective deliveries, newborn screening transit times, electronic systems for WIC and vital records registration, and establishing the first-ever real-time public health surveillance system for neonatal abstinence syndrome.
As a board-certified pediatrician, Dr. Warren previously served as the Tennessee Department of Health Assistant Commissioner for Family Health and Wellness and as the Director of Maternal and Child Health. Prior to joining the Department of Health, he served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt and as Medical Director in the Governor’s Office of Children’s Care Coordination.
Dr. Warren graduated Summa Cum Laude with Honors in Psychology from Wake Forest University and earned his medical degree from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his pediatrics residency, Chief Residency, and fellowship in Academic General Pediatrics at Vanderbilt, where he also obtained a Master’s in Public Health. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Warren has served as President for the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP), the national professional organization for maternal and child health professionals. He was also appointed by the United States Department of Health and Human Services to the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality (SACIM).