Working at the intersection of public health, media, and culture change, Dr. Regina Davis Moss has dedicated her entire life and career to fighting for one goal: empowering women, adolescents, and girls to make healthy decisions about the urgent challenges facing them every day. Regina is a health equity, sexuality and reproductive health expert that uses her non-profit, private sector, and political experience to make communities places that welcome and support everyone.
Rooted in a strong sense of social justice, Regina currently serves as Associate Executive Director of Public Health Policy and Practice for the American Public Health Association providing strategic oversight and operational leadership for a broad range of issues spanning from the social determinants of health to global health. She also serves as Principal Counselor and Founder of Buna Consulting Group, Inc. Formerly, Regina held senior management positions for health promotion and disease prevention education campaigns at the Kaiser Family Foundation and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
A writer, producer, and researcher, Regina leverages her unique blend of skills to offer a distinct perspective on how people understand and utilize health information. She has produced original health and pro-social programming, thought leader commentary, and peer-reviewed journal articles featured in USA Today, CNN, U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Post, The Lily, The Root, Ms. Magazine, New Scientist, Vox, BET, the American Journal of Public Health, among others.
Regina has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Africa, Europe, and China to speak about women’s reproductive health, infant mortality, and health equity. She earned a doctorate in maternal and child health from the University of Maryland, College Park, a master’s degree in public health from George Washington University, and a bachelor of science in biology from Howard University. She is a master certified health education specialist and a member of the Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society.
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