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Shanell McGoy, MPH
From organizing with youth in the State of Georgia via Jane Fonda's non-profit agency, Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, around issues related to adolescent pregnancy prevention, to coordinating a CDC funded HIV/AIDS behavioral surveillance project for the Michigan Department of Community Health in Detroit; Ms McGoy has worked at several local, state, and federal public health agencies. At the CDC, she was a Public Health Analyst who worked on a clinical based HIV/AIDS project. Ms McGoy provided operational support for the project's implementation and maintenance as well as coordinated events and communications with a national Community Advisory Board. As an HIV/AIDS Epidemiologist at the Memphis/Shelby County, she analyzed data, produced reports, and disseminated findings that described the STD, HIV/AIDS, and TB, epidemiology in Memphis and Shelby County. She also fostered existing and developed new collaborations and partnerships with local, state, national, hospital, university, community based entities, and Memphis/Shelby County residents to improve the health of the Memphis/Shelby County community. She is also a Co-Investigator with the NIH funded grant Consortium for Health Education, Economic Empowerment and Research (CHEER) under the direction of Principal Investigator, Shelley White-Means, PhD (UTHSC) and supported by Memphis and Shelby County Health Department, the Memphis Housing Authority, LeMoyne-Owen College and First Baptist Church Lauderdale that will conduct health disparities research in Memphis, TN. Currently, Ms McGoy is pursuing a PhD in Health Education at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She has published in the Journal of Urban Health, recently contributed to a book chapter on the geographic and epidemiologic aspects of avian influzenza in China, and has presented at numerous conferences such as: National STD Prevention Conference, United States Conference on AIDS, Ryan White National Youth Conference on HIV and AIDS, and APHA.