Dr. Shanell L. McGoy attends White House meeting on HIV

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Dr. Shanell L. McGoy attends White House meeting on HIV

July 01, 2014


Dr. Shanell L. McGoy attended an invitation-only meeting on HIV in the Southern United States at The White House on June 18th.  The meeting, hosted by the Office of National AIDS Policy Director Douglas M. Brooks, was an effort to highlight the geographic disparities of HIV in the South.  The Southern region of the United States accounted for 37 percent of the country’s population, yet 49 percent of new HIV diagnoses and 49 percent of new AIDS diagnoses in 2011.  In her role as Director of HIV/STD for the Tennessee Department of Health, Dr. McGoy provides leadership and direction on a nearly $30 million investment in state and federal resources to support a comprehensive service delivery system via care and treatment, epidemiology and surveillance, Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS, and contract administration. 

Dr. McGoy was awarded a Ph.D. in Health Education from the Department of Health Education and Recreation in the College of Education and Human Services, May 2013. She completed a Post Doctoral Health Policy Leadership Fellowship at the Morehouse School of Medicine, Satcher Health Leadership Institute under the direction of Dr. David Satcher the 16th Surgeon General of the United States before accepting the position with the Tennessee Department of Health.