Background & Bio
Shanel Tage, MPH is a public health professional with several years of experience in the nonprofit, governmental, and public health sector. Shanel currently serves as Program Analyst on the Women’s and Infant Health team. In this role, she supports the Pritzker Preterm Birth Initiative’s Healthy Beginnings with Title V: Advancing Anti-Racism in Preterm Birth Prevention project. She leads AMCHP in aligning and advocating for an environment of trust-building and transformational partnership while facilitating networking and peer sharing. She previously served as a research assistant with the Maternal Infant Health Outreach Worker (MIHOW) Program at Vanderbilt University gaining program evaluation skills. At her internship at the Tennessee Department of Health, she gained experience collaborating and coordinating various community-based stakeholders in their minority health programs. She earned her Masters of Public Health in Global Health concentration in 2017, following her Bachelors of Arts in Anthropology and Chinese Studies from Davidson College in 2014. Shanel is currently enrolled in Agnes Scott College’s Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program to prepare for her matriculation into medical school.
My Current Work
Shanel Tage, MPH currently serves as a Perinatal Health Program Manager at AMCHP. Shanel supports the Pritzker Preterm Birth Initiative’s Healthy Beginnings with Title V: Advancing Anti-Racism in Preterm Birth Prevention Project. She nurtures equitable relationships with thought leaders that provide culturally reflective and community-rooted services and support, and partner across AMCHP to ensure alignment behind them and our championship and advocacy of them administers interactive webinars that create an environment of trust-building and transformational partnership while facilitating networking and peer sharing. Shanel is also responsible for conducting research as part of a team to place state MCH funding levers and programmatic, policy, and data decisions in historical context and the context of power and oppression, unfair benefits and burdens, and overall health equity and racial equity impact. Shanel supports the advancement of maternal and child health (MCH) by building AMCHP member capacity to sustain transformational partnerships with community thought leaders and identify and disrupt health inequities at their roots.
Ask Me About
Perinatal Health, Birth Justice, Community Partner Support, Health Equity, Infant Feeding, Preterm Birth Prevention