Amy Lynn Raines-Milenkov, DrPH

Amy Raines-Milenkov,

Assistant Professor - Pediatrics
Research interests:Maternal health

For more than 15 years, Dr. Amy Raines-Milenkov has dedicated her research and practice interests on maternal health, preconception health, birth outcomes, and system and social contributors to adverse outcomes. She is a member of UNTHSC’s ForHer Health Institute, which focuses on improving women’s health through excellence in clinical care, research and education.

Dr. Raines-Milenkov also leads the Building Bridges Initiative, a community-based project funded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. Building Bridges provides culturally and linguistically appropriate lay health educator outreach, education and woman-centered cancer screening services to refugee women

In 2014, she was awarded a five-year grant from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services for the Healthy Start: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health program. In 2013, she was appointed to serve a five-year term as a member of the Texas Department of State Health Services Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force. The task force is charged with studying and reviewing pregnancy-related deaths and trends in severe maternal morbidity, and with making recommendations to help reduce such incidents.

Dr. Raines-Milenkov also serves as chair of the Tarrant County Infant Health Network, a member of the Texas Refugee and Immigrant Women’s Association, and as an Expert Panel Member of the Texas Department of State Health Services’ Healthy Texas Babies Initiative.

Academic:Doctor of Public Health, Social & Behavioral Sciences, UNT Health Science Center

Master of Public Health, Community Health, UNT Health Science Center

Bachelor of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin

Honors:2011 – Outstanding Doctoral Student, School of Public Health, UNTHSC

2011 – Dean’s Award for Scholarly Excellence in Academic Achievement, UNTHSC

2009 – Rising Star in Social and Behavioral Sciences, UNTHSC

Member, Research Advisory Council

Member, TCOM OB/GYN Executive Committee

Member, TCOM OB/Gyn Research Committee

Member, HIT-FOR HER Executive Committee