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Francesca Montalto

NCICP Speaker

Francesca is a health and social justice advocate seeking to address health, racial, and socioeconomic equity in underserved populations and focusing her last three and a half years of work specifically on immunization and vaccine equity. She is now the Administrator of the Immunization, Infectious Disease, and Public Health Preparedness program at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Separately, she also volunteers on research projects that analyze eating disorder care equity in Chicago and adolescent care policy in Nigeria. Prior to ACOG, Francesca worked at the Sabin Vaccine Institute, where she collaborated with health workers, researchers, and journalists in Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean to increase vaccine acceptance and demand. Francesca holds a Master of Public Health degree, concentrating in public health practice and policy, and a Certificate in Global Health from University of Maryland, College Park and received a B.A. in sociology from American University. She lives with her partner, two cats – Phyllis and Dilly – and dog – Piper – in Maryland. In her free time, she enjoys traveling – she is visiting Dublin, Vienna, and Zürich this summer! – reading, gardening, and hiking.