Monique Reed, PhD, RN, FAAN

Monique Reed is Assistant Dean and Associate Professor at Rush University College of Nursing in Chicago, Illinois, and Vice President of ANA-Illinois.  Dr. Reed is a leader in the advancement of anti-racism, equity, and inclusion in nursing education, research, and practice.  She created and led an innovative Public Health Nursing Scholars program for Model-C CNL students.  Over the span of six years, 40+ Scholars implemented equity and justice-related capstone projects across Illinois; several presented at the American Public Health Association international conference. Dr. Reed is the Principal Investigator of Black Girls Move, a National Institutes of Health funded anti-racist obesity prevention intervention for Black 9th and 10th-grade daughters and their mothers. Her work in community practice settings dismantles structural racism by advancing the research capacity of community-based organizations that serve marginalized populations.  She forged academic practice partnerships among non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, state and national nursing societies, and the Chicago Public School system, which serves 300,000+ students. This work bolstered equitable and sustainable partnerships with leading academic institutions to improve community health outcomes. Dr. Reed is a 2021 Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Reed received her BA in Economics and MS in Nursing from DePaul University and her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois College of Nursing.