Shawana S. Moore is a nationally recognized, board-certified women’s health nurse practitioner who specializes in providing women’s and gender-related care throughout the lifespan. Shawana served as the Director of the Women’s Health- Gender Related Nurse Practitioner Program at Jefferson College of Nursing from 2014-2022.
Dr. Moore is committed to providing women’s and reproductive health care to underserved populations. In her work as a women’s health nurse practitioner with health care organizations, she has cared for women and the gender related populations across the lifespan, mostly in underserved areas, for more than a decade.
Dr. Moore has developed a nurse-led mentorship, the Girls Empowerment Program, to support the healthy growth and development of adolescent girls in underserved communities. She serves and has served on national boards and committees dedicated to women’s health care.
Her research interests include women’s health, gender affirming care, environmental/climate and women’s health, adolescent female empowerment, pre-pregnancy counseling, well-woman care, contraception, maternal obesity, gynecological disorders, telehealth in the women’s health care setting, diversity, inclusion and equity. Dr. Moore presents on these topics locally and nationally.
Dr. Moore is the author of scholarly blogs and numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts, and a contributor to national position statements for the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health. She has helped develop podcasts and video productions focused on the promotion of health equity.
Her research efforts include an examination of HPV vaccination uptake in women involved in the legal criminal system. As a National Institute Health (NIH)-designated early investigator, Dr. Moore will take advantage of the NCI’s Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) program which provides additional training to early career investigators.
Dr. Moore holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Biology from Wilberforce University. She earned a second Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN), a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a specialty in women’s health, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Thomas Jefferson University. She is an alumnus of the National League of Nursing LEAD Institute and Jefferson Leadership Academy.