At the University of California, San Francisco, Monica McLemore is a tenured associate professor in the Family Health Care Nursing Department, an affiliated scientist with Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health, and a member of the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health. She retired fromclinical practice as a public health and staff nurse after a 28-year clinical nursing careerin 2019, however, continues to provide flu and COVID-19 vaccines.Herprogram of research is focused on understanding reproductive health and justice. To date, she has 87peer reviewed articles, OpEds and commentaries and her research has been cited in the Huffington Post, Lavender Health, fiveamicus briefs to theSupreme Court of the United States, and threeNational Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine reports, anda data visualization project entitled How To Fix Maternal Mortality: The first step is to stop blaming womenthat was published in the 2019Future of Medicine edition of Scientific American.Her work has appeared in publications such as Dame Magazine, Politico, ProPublica/NPR and she made a voice appearance in Terrance Nance’s HBO series Random Acts of Flyness. She is the recipient of numerous awards and currently serves aschairfor Sexualand ReproductiveHealth section of the American Public Health Association.She was inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursingin 2019and was named the Thelma Shobe Endowed Chair in 2021.