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Anita Moncrease

Medical Director, Adolescent Health, Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion Health Care Consultant, Detroit Health Department Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Director of the Reach Out and Read Program Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Mich.


Dr. Moncrease is a Consultant on the development of the Detroit Wayne County Health Authority and the Director of Adolescent Health for the Detroit Health Department. She was recently appointed Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Reach Out and Read Program at Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSUSOM). Prior to this, she served at Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as Senior Medical Advisor in the Bureau of HIV/AIDS, and as Director of the Division of Health Professions Diversity, where she oversaw the Health Careers Opportunity Program, the Centers of Excellence Program, and the Minority Faculty Development Program. These programs award grants to colleges and community entities that increase opportunities for underrepresented minority students to pursue careers in health professions. Prior to joining HRSA, Dr. Moncrease was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at WSUSOM, and in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her research interests are health policy, cancer screening, hypertension and hypercholesterolemia in African Americans.

Dr. Moncrease received her medical degree from WSUSOM in 1984, and completed a residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Wayne State University Affiliated Hospitals in 1988. She completed a HRSA/Harvard Health Policy Internship in 2000.

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