Shokufeh Mojgani Ramirez, PhD, MPH is the Associate Director of the Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health (CEMCH), a training grant funded by the HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). In this role, she mentors and provides leadership development experiences for maternal and child health graduate students, helping them prepare to enter the public health workforce. She has been affiliated with the training grant for fifteen years, in various staff roles. Prior to this, she worked for health departments at the city, county, and state levels, as an epidemiologist and program manager. Her dissertation focused on preparing the public health workforce to address racism and her current research continues those efforts. She teaches SBPS 6140 Development of Leadership and Communication Skills in Public Health. She is also the director of the MCH academic program.