HRSA Welcomes Dr. Michael Lu as New Associate Administrator for Maternal and Child Health

November 3, 2011

From an MCH Training. On behalf of Jon Nelson, HRSA Acting Associate Administrator for Maternal and Child Health, it is a pleasure to announce that the HRSA Administrator has selected Dr. Michael Lu as the new Associate Administrator for MCH (MCH Bureau Director). Most of us know Dr. Lu for his preeminent position in the maternal and child health field, for his service to MCHB as the current Chair of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality (SACIM), and for his visionary work on the life course approach to health. Dr. Lu's starting date at MCHB is still being determined, but we look forward enthusiastically to his leadership.

Michael C. Lu, MD, MPH is an associate professor of obstetrics & gynecology and public health at UCLA. Dr. Lu received his bachelor's degrees from Stanford University, master's degrees from UC Berkeley, medical degree from UC San Francisco, and residency training in obstetrics & gynecology from UC Irvine. He is widely recognized for his research, teaching and clinical care. Dr. Lu received the 2003 National Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Young Professional Achievement Award and the 2004 American Public Health Association Maternal and Child Health Section Young Professional Award for his research on health disparities. He recently served on the Institute of Medicine Committee on Understanding Prematurity and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Select Panel on Preconception Care. Dr. Lu teaches obstetrics and gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and maternal and child health at the UCLA School of Public Health. He has received numerous awards for his teaching, including Excellence in Teaching Awards from the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Dr. Lu sees patients at the faculty group practice in obstetrics and gynecology at UCLA Medical Center, and has been selected as one of the Best Doctors in America since 2005. He has recently published a book for the general public on preconception care called Get Ready to Get Pregnant.