Sylvia Guendelman PhD, MSW

Professor of the Graduate School
Public Health

Sylvia Guendelman is the Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Program Chair and a Professor of Community Health Sciences and Human Development. She is also currently Chair of the World Health Organization’s Panel on Reproductive Health for the Americas.

Dr. Guendelman is the Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program Chair and a Professor of Community Health and Human Development, at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. She is interested in the relationship between stress, maternity leave and birth outcomes among working women. She has served as a consultant to numerous agencies and is currently Chair of the World Health Organization’s Panel on Reproductive Health for the Americas.

  • Reproductive health of immigrant women
  • Women’s health
  • Access to health care for disadvantaged populations, including the working poor
  • Health along the U.S. Mexico border