is a Research Associate at the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy’s Center for Children and Families.
Tanesha Mondestin is a Research Associate at the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy’s Center for Children and Families (CCF). Her work focuses on supporting state partners that have a focus on maternal and early childhood health. She also highlights opportunities to improve Medicaid and CHIP for young children, pregnant and postpartum women and their families.
Before joining CCF, Tanesha interned at the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. She has also worked for the CDC Foundation, Maryland Department of Health, and Baltimore County Department of Health. She has experience working with non-profit organizations such as Life of Hope, where she worked on the Haitian Women’s Birth Equity initiative to try to bridge the gap between care that migrant women receive in Brooklyn, NY. She is passionate about health equity and Black maternal health.
Tanesha earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Anthropology and Public Health Science at the University of Maryland College Park. She is currently finishing up a Master of Science in Public Health in Population, Family, and Reproductive Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her concentration is in maternal, fetal, and perinatal health.