2023 speaker

Monica McLemore, PhD, MPH, RN

Interim Director, Manning Price Spratlen Center for Anti-Racism and Equity, UW

Monica McLemore, PhD, MPH, RN is the Interim Director of the Manning Price Spratlen Center for Anti-Racism and Equity at the University of Washington School of Nursing, where she will also become the Interim Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion pending regents approval in July 2023; a Professor in the Department of Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing; and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health. After declaring at the age of eight that she wanted to become a nurse, she earned her BSN from the College of New Jersey, a MPH from San Francisco State University, and a PhD in oncology genomics at UCSF. She has worked her entire career in reproductive health, rights, and justice. She retired from clinical practice after a 28-year career in 2019 and has continued to devote her time and energy to reproductive justice, research, and health equity.

Dr. McLemore is the current Editor-in-Chief of the Health Equity Journal, Board Member of the Black Mama Matter Alliance, Sigma Theta Tau member, Immediate Past Chair of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Section of the American Public Health Association, and Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She is widely published and cited in numerous books and articles.