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.

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

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