Maternal and Child Health Research Lab | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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Research Projects

The Maternal Well-Being Study

Recruitment start date (Enrollment open)

The Mama Matters Test Study

Recruitment start date (Enrollment closed).

The MotherFood Project

  • English language participants (closed)
  • Spanish language participants (open); 

Provision of breastfeeding care during the COVID-19 pandemic


Research Focus Areas

  • Maternal health
  • Health equity
  • Infant health 
  • Maternal and early childhood nutrition
  • Health services research

Funding Sources

  • Don and Sybil Harrington Foundation, Amarillo Area Foundation
  • United Way
  • Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health
  • Department of Pediatrics, TTUHSC
  • Academic Pediatric Association

Graduate Research Assistants


Skye McLaurin-Jiang MD, MPH, FAAP 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
TTUHSC School of Medicine Amarillo
Amarillo Research Building, Room 2106

PubMed bibliography for Skye McLaurin-Jiang

Christine D. Garner, PhD, RD, LD, CLC
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, InfantRisk Center
TTUHSC School of Medicine Amarillo
Amarillo Research Building, Room 2107

PubMed bibliography for Christine D. Garner

CONTACT THE  LAB: 806.414.9972



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Join the team!

  • Now hiring graduate student research assistants, contact for more information.
  • Volunteer with the lab
  • Student Research Opportunities
          • Summer Medical Student Research Program
          • MS4 research elective
          • Mentorship