Dr. Martha S. Wingate (DrPH, MPH, UAB; BS, Birmingham-Southern College) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy. She teaches courses in maternal and child health policy and perinatal health issues. Dr. Wingate serves as the Director of the Maternal and Child Health Leadership Training Program. She has published in a number of peer-reviewed journals, including American Journal of Public Health, Social Science and Medicine and American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is co-author of a textbook on perinatal epidemiology. Much of her work focuses on preterm birth, fetal and infant mortality, racial and ethnic disparities in birth outcomes, and health policies related to pregnancy and infant health. Dr. Wingate is also involved with the surveillance of developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorders and cerebral palsy. She has also been engaged in technical assistance to the Maternal and Child Health workforce at the local, state, and national levels, specifically in emergency preparedness and home visiting.