Monica McLemore, RN, MPH, PhD

Clinician-Scientist, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH)
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing


Dr. McLemore's current work reflects her training as a public health nurse, trained in qualitative, quantitative and molecular methods. Nursing is a dynamic and hybrid field that meets patients and their families where they are; including the context and environment where experiences of illness and or wellness occur. As a clinician scientist, she takes an ecological approach, meaning women are not compartmentalized beings easily reduced to individual studies of arbitrary time points associated with their biology. Dr. McLemore's own diverse clinical experiences inform and are closely aligned with her research interest. The unifying thread of her work is to produce evidence to assist nurses to meet women wherever they are, specifically by designing patient-centered studies that enhance the knowledge base of nurses who work in gynecology, sexual and reproductive health across the lifespan.


Areas of interest:

  • Unintended pregnancy prevention
  • Efficacy and safety of nurse administered procedural sedation
  • Tumor markers of ovarian cancer and their behavior across the menstrual cycle
  • The nursing role in abortion care provision
  • Pilot testing of a doula training program as a job vocational program for previously incarcerated women



  • University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing, Doctorate
  • The College of New Jersey, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • San Francisco State University, Masters in Public Health


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