MCFH Director Stacey Kallem named 40 Under 40 in Public Health Honoree

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Dr. Stacey Kallem, the Maternal, Child, and Family Health Division Director, has been named a 40 Under 40 in Public Health honoree for 2023 by the de Beaumont Foundation.

The de Beaumont Foundation announced its Class of 2023 today after reviewing nominations from hundreds of professionals working to benefit state or local public health across the United States.

“The professionals chosen for the 40 Under 40in Public Health Class of 2023 demonstrate the determination, commitment, innovation, and resilience of the public health field,” said Brian C. Castrucci, DrPH, president and CEO of the de Beaumont Foundation, which launched the program in 2019. “Their work is strengthening communities and improving lives, and I look forward to following their careers and learning from them.”

Dr. Kallem, MD, MSHP is the Director of the Division of Maternal, Child, and Family Health at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and a primary care pediatrician. In this role, Dr. Kallem leads a multi-disciplinary team that aims to improve the health and well-being of Philadelphia’s mothers, infants and children with a focus on reducing racial health disparities. Under her leadership, the division has launched innovative new initiatives including a centralized intake system for maternal and infant home visiting programs as well as a citywide telelactation program. Dr. Kallem is also a volunteer physician at the St Chris Center for the Urban Child. Previously, Dr. Kallem was a faculty member at CHOP Policy Lab where her research focused on focused on two-generational approaches for improving health and developmental outcomes in the early childhood period.

Dr. Kallem is a graduate of Stanford University and received her medical degree from the Yale School of Medicine. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Kallem went on to complete the National Clinician Scholars Program, a health services research training fellowship, at the University of Pennsylvania where she also earned her Master's in Health Policy Research.

In addition to Dr. Kallem, the program’s honorees include epidemiologists, program managers, researchers, and policy analysts in state, local, and territorial health departments; colleges and universities; nonprofit organizations; and the private sector. The class was selected by a distinguished panel of public health professionals for their leadership and impact on their community’s health.

For more information about the 40 Under 40 inPublic Health, including a full list of honorees, visit

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