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Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation



Monique Shaw is a program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. A committed public health practitioner, she draws upon her prior work in community health education, health policy research, program coordination, and community outreach to transform systems and build a Culture of Health that provides everyone a fair and just opportunity for health and well-being. She views her work as enabling health care, public health, and social service systems to work closely together to disrupt systems of oppression by centering communities most impacted by inequity. She strives to leverage philanthropic resources to support systems change, power building strategies, and transformative leadership to advance racial and health equity. Shaw is a full spectrum doula supporting and advocating with birthing people of color throughout their reproductive health journeys. She approaches her overall work through a reproductive justice lens where she advances efforts that value health as a human right and create opportunities and conditions for families and communities to thrive. Shaw earned her doctorate in health policy from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, a Master of Public Health from Drexel University with a focus on community health and prevention, and a BS in psychology from Howard University.