We are excited to see the New Jersey Midwives via ZOOM!7:00-7:30 Affiliate Meeting
- Committee Updates
- Midwifery Day Planning
7:30-8:00 Guest Speaker: Monique Howard, EdD, MPH, Senior Director, Women’s Health Initiatives, Center for Global Women’s HealthSchool of Nursing | University of Pennsylvania
Monique will be enlightening us with the topic “The Impact of Human Trafficking on Midwifery Practice”
Dr. Howard has been a public health practitioner with a focus on women’s health for over 25 years. She has led a statewide female-specific AIDS service organization in New Jersey, a maternal and child health organization in Chester County, Pennsylvania, the New Jersey Department of Women’s Health, and most recently, WOAR, Philadelphia’s only rape crisis center (formerly known as Women Organized Against Rape). Dr. Howard excels in nonprofit management, fund development, creating strategic alliances, and mobilizing communities around sensitive topics. She is a thought leader on issues that impact women and communities.
With a bachelor’s degree in microbiology, Dr. Howard began her career as a laboratory technologist who worked with a team that recognized the co-occurrence of TB and HIV. After obtaining her MPH, Dr. Howard spent her early years as a professional HIV/AIDS educator and program coordinator, research and intervention specialist, and facilitator trainer for federally funded researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Columbia, and the Urban League of Metropolitan Trenton. She has traveled across the U.S., Virgin Islands, and South Africa, training facilitators and increasing staff capacities to work with the curricula that were accepted by the Centers for Disease Control as evidence-based programs that work.
Throughout her career, Dr. Howard has advocated for consumers and service providers and promoted systems to increase access and quality of care for women. She is committed to providing programming and services that increase the health and well-being of women and their families. She was part of the 2019 inaugural cohort of the Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy: Ending Violence & Abuse in Relationships, which is part of the University of Pennsylvania’s Ortner Center on Violence and Abuse.
Dr. Howard earned her doctorate of education in human sexuality education from the University of Pennsylvania (2007), her master of public health in community health education from East Stroudsburg University (1993), and her bachelor of science in bacteriology from Wagner College (1989).
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