Tobie Barton is committed to improving the health and wellness of children and their families, and has a passion for helping organizations build their capacity to improve child health outcomes using evidence-based tools. She has extensive experience in public health, maternal and child health, and early childhood health and safety and is skilled in managing state-level public health programs, developing curricula, and planning and implementing training and technical assistance programs.
Barton works on the National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, advancing best practices for linking health and early childhood systems by developing evidence-based and science-informed resources and providing training on best practices to support children’s healthy growth and development with a special focus on injury prevention. She also provides expertise on child care health consultation. She also serves as Product Manager for The Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation.
Previously, Barton was a project manager for the Mountain Plains Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Practice and Implementation Center and National Rural and Frontier Addiction Technology Transfer Center. She has also served as manager of the STD and HIV Prevention Programs for the state of Idaho, worked as a Quality Assurance Specialist for the Idaho Immunization Program, and was Curriculum Developer for the National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants.
Barton has served on the Advisory Council for the Seattle HIV/STD Prevention Training Center, the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Advisory Committee for Healthy Futures: Improving Health Outcomes for Young Children, and is a current member of the Committee on the Status of Women at the University of Nevada, Reno.
She received a BA in Political Science from Swarthmore College, an MA in Social Sciences-Health and Culture from the University of Amsterdam while on a Fulbright Fellowship to the Netherlands, and a certificate in Maternal and Child Health Public Health Leadership from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.