Mary Catherine Maternowska
Child Protection Specialist
M. Catherine Maternowska is a Senior Research and Evaluation Specialist at UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti. She has extensive field experience in socio-medical research, evaluation, and programming. Trained in economics, public health and medical anthropology, she has published numerous peer review articles and a book on population and poverty in Haiti. She has also published in the popular press on public health and children's issues. Her experience managing donor-financed national, regional and global health programs has focused on child protection and sexual and reproductive health with expertise in gender-based violence policy, prevention, care, and treatment. She held a faculty position at the University of California, San Francisco for ten years until 2010. At Innocenti she leads a multi-country study on the drivers of violence affecting children. She has a Ph.D. from Columbia University and a MPH from the University of Michigan.