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  • Shanell McGoy, PhD, MPH


    Contact Information

    The Satcher Health Leadership Institute
    Morehouse School of Medicine
    720 Westview Drive, SW
    NCPC, Suite 238
    Atlanta, Georgia 30310-1495
    Email: smcgoy@msm.edu

    Dr. McGoy is a native of Peoria, Illinois. She graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia where she was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Women’s Studies in 2000. While at Spelman College, she was active in the community serving on the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (GCAPP), Youth Leadership Core, teaching elementary science, and mentoring area youth. She earned a Master of Public Health in Community Health Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health. Her thesis explored the health care needs of homeless women living on west side of Chicago.

    Dr. McGoy has had a variety of experiences at community based organizations, local, state and federal government public health agencies. She has worked with communities across the country to implement strategies to address HIV/AIDS. These experiences have affirmed her passion and enthusiasm for public health, particularly, to engage communities to be active in achieving health equity. Dr. McGoy completed a Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in the Department of Health Education and Recreation where her research explored the ways African Americans navigate rural communities to obtain healthy food options. She has appeared on The Today Show, CNBC, and a variety of local news programs discussing public health issues.