A photo of Monica McLemoreMonica McLemore, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

Professor, Department of Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing, University of Washington

Intermin Director, Center for Anti-Racism in Nursing, University of Washington

Board Member, Black Mama Matter Alliance

Editor in Chief, Health Equity Journal

Faculty Profile

I am a preeminent scholar of antiracist birth equity research, community-informed methods, and policy translation. I earned a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from The College of New Jersey in 1993 after declaring at eight years old I would become a nurse. I earned a master’s in public health from San Francisco State University and a PhD in oncology genomics at the University of California, San Francisco. I have worked my entire career in reproductive health, rights, and justice. I retired from active clinical practice after a 28-year career when I was awarded tenure in 2019. The technical skill of conducting rigorous research and disseminating those findings is what identifies me as a scientific expert. My research findings have been widely cited and my writings work synergistically to allow my thoughts, ideas, and strategies to design and test interventions to advance reproductive justice for all.

key words: innovative interventions, health equity, lifespan health