Shawana S. Moore

Shawana S. Moore

Associate Professor, clinical track, DNP Program Director


Shawana S. Moore is a nationally recognized, board-certified women’s health nurse practitioner who specializes in providing women’s and gender-related care throughout the lifespan. Shawana served as the Director of the Women’s Health- Gender Related Nurse Practitioner Program at Jefferson College of Nursing from 2014-2022.

Dr. Moore is committed to providing women’s and reproductive health care to underserved populations. In her work as a women’s health nurse practitioner with health care organizations, she has cared for women and the gender related populations across the lifespan, mostly in underserved areas, for more than a decade.

Dr. Moore has developed a nurse-led mentorship, the Girls Empowerment Program, to support the healthy growth and development of adolescent girls in underserved communities. She serves and has served on national boards and committees dedicated to women’s health care.

Her research interests include women’s health, gender affirming care, environmental/climate and women’s health, adolescent female empowerment, pre-pregnancy counseling, well-woman care, contraception, maternal obesity, gynecological disorders, telehealth in the women’s health care setting, diversity, inclusion and equity. Dr. Moore presents on these topics locally and nationally.

Dr. Moore is the author of scholarly blogs and numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts, and a contributor to national position statements for the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health. She has helped develop podcasts and video productions focused on the promotion of health equity.

Her research efforts include an examination of HPV vaccination uptake in women involved in the legal criminal system. As a National Institute Health (NIH)-designated early investigator, Dr. Moore will take advantage of the NCI’s Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) program which provides additional training to early career investigators.

Dr. Moore was the first black President of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health from 2022-2023(two-year- term). She holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in biology from Wilberforce University. She earned a second Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN), a Master of Science in nursing (MSN) with a specialty in women’s health, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Thomas Jefferson University, and a PhD in nursing from Duquesne University. She is an alumna of the National League of Nursing LEAD Institute, Jefferson Leadership Academy, and Woodruff Leadership Academy.

Areas of Expertise

Womens Health
Environmental Health
Reproductive Health


Invited Presentations:

Moore, S. (2022, April). Disparities in maternal newborn outcomes and the impact of implicit bias. 2022 PA AWHONN Spring Conference, Virtual.  

Moore, S. (2022, March). Climate change and women’s health & wellbeing: a nursing perspective.  66th UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66), International Council of Nurses and Sigma, Virtual.

Peer-Reviewed Presentations:

Moore, S. (2022, March). Understanding Perceptions, Beliefs, Values, and Meaning of Mental Health in Young Adolescent African American Females Residing in Low-Income Resource Urban Settings: A Mini Focused Ethnography Study. 2022 Graduate Research Symposium, Duquesne University, Virtual.  


Fox 29 Philadelphia (2020, May). Nurses express gratitude on National Nurses Day for outpouring of appreciation during COVID-19. Accessible at

Nurses express gratitude on National Nurses Day for outpouring of appreciation during COVID-19