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New Role for Howard

Monique Howard, EdD, MPH, Senior Director of Women’s Health Initiatives in the Center for Global Women’s Health (CGWH), has accepted a secondary role as Senior Director of Community Engagement.

August 14, 2023

In this new role, Howard will advance the School’s community engaged research, education, and service priorities. This work will require a high level of sensitivity and deep understanding of how the community views its own needs, and how those will ultimately align with new and ongoing work of students and faculty at Penn Nursing, the University, and the Health System. She is well positioned to develop new connections and nurture existing community relations as she has for over 25 years as a public health practitioner.

Howard has led a statewide female specific AIDS service organization in New Jersey, a maternal and child health organization in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and the New Jersey Department of Women’s Health. Just before joining Penn Nursing, Howard led WOAR, Philadelphia’s only rape crisis center (formerly known as Women Organized Against Rape). She excels in creating strategic alliances and mobilizing communities around sensitive topics.

In her role as Senior Director of Women’s Health Initiatives she has elevated the prestige of the Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women’s Health and strengthened programming that originates out of the CGWH. She has been able to grow partnerships across campus, West Philadelphia, and other local communities, as well.

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