Cora-Ann Gabriel, MPH earned her B.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies with a minor in Biology at Rutgers University – Newark. She then received her Master of Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy and Management and an Advanced Certificate in Global Health at New York Medical College. While in graduate school, Cora was inducted into the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health and received an award for Outstanding Scholarship.
As an undergraduate, Cora was a student health advocate on her campus, discussing social justice issues and health related topics to students. She had also traveled to Peru for a medical internship that later sparked her interest in public health. As a graduate student, Cora was Vice President of her program’s organization, acting as a liaison with other programs at her institution as well as establishing community partnerships.
Cora previously worked as a consultant exploring the benefits of implementing a patient safety data platform in hospitals to reduce medical costs and as a strategic planner in an oncology healthcare marketing and advertising agency. She has also worked with a nonprofit focusing on preconception health for marginalized women in Westchester County, NY and co-authored publications addressing race-based sexuality.
Cora is passionate about improving health outcomes for African American women. She hopes to engage in projects that are cognizant of cultural differences in marginalized communities and strives to bridge the gap in access to adequate care for these populations.