Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Hughes Auditorium, Lurie Medical Research Center
303 E. Superior Street | Chicago, IL 60611
Fall 2019 Lyceum Speaker, NU FSM Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Dr. Monica McLemore is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Health Care Nursing at the University of California San Francisco. Her research focuses on understanding the factors that influence the health, wellbeing and livelihood of low-income and people of color. Using the intersectional human rights middle range theory called reproductive Justice (RJ), enables the design of rigorous studies that answer novel and complex research questions because RJ is simultaneously a theory, practice and a strategy that is grounded in four principles. Her work was published in the 2019 Future of Medicine edition of Scientific American as a data visualization project entitled How To Fix Maternal Mortality: The First Step is to stop blaming women. She is an elected member of the governing council for Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) section of the American Public Health Association and is incoming chair-elect of the SRH section.