RUSH College of Nursing Professor Elected Vice President of Nursing Association

Monique Reed, PhD, MS, RN, re-elected by the American Nursing Association Illinois Chapter
Monique Reed, PhD, MS, RN, FAAN

Monique Reed, PhD, MS, RN, FAAN, was recently re-elected as vice president of the American Nursing Association Illinois Chapter. In this capacity, Reed will inform and influence the efforts of the chapter, which serves thousands of nurses across the state.

“Reed’s leadership at ANA-IL is a testament to her dedication to the profession of nursing and its future in Illinois,” said Christine Kennedy, PhD, RN, FAAN, interim provost of RUSH University and John L. and Helen Kellogg Dean of RUSH College of Nursing. “She is paving the way for nurses and helping to advance equity and education in health care.”

Reed earned her MSN from DePaul University and her PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She then taught nursing for a year at DePaul before joining the faculty at RUSH in 2012 to expand her research opportunities.

She is an associate professor in the Department of Community, Systems and Mental Health Nursing, and currently leads an NIH funded research project, Black Girls Move, that examines obesity-prevention interventions for young Black women and their daughters to complete together. She collaborates with experts in the disciplines of nursing science, physical activity, nutrition and psychology as well as key community informants. Her research is informed by over ten years of work with community-based programs serving the needs of the underserved in the Chicago area.

At ANA-IL, Reed has helped to shape the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion pillar of the strategic plan. She served on the steering committee for the DEI expert panels in 2022 that aimed to maximize diversity, strengthen equity, and optimize inclusion.

“It is a joy to continue my work with our state’s nursing organization,” Reed said. “I am eager to support other nurses across Illinois and advocate for patients, families, and communities who have been historically underserved.”

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