Ms. Mona J. Rowe is Associate Director for Science Policy, Analysis and Communication of the NICHD, at the NIH. In this role she oversees Institute programs and activities in science planning, program and policy evaluation, program analysis and referral, public media information, public health education and public outreach. She has spent over 30 years leading a variety of health policy and planning, communications, outreach, and analytic activities at the national and state level, as well as in the private sector and in academia. Prior to coming to the Institute, Ms. Rowe served as Evaluation Officer and Chief of the Evaluation and Reporting Section for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. This role evolved from her leadership as Co-Director of the AIDS Policy Center at the Intergovernmental Health Policy Project at George Washington University, where she was co-editor of a national newsletter on AIDS policy issues and co-authored a three-volume book concerning AIDS policy. She came to that position after serving as staff director for the Maryland Governor's Task Force on AIDS while she was Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Ms. Rowe was also a strategic planning consultant for American Medical International, an international hospital corporation; a policy analyst in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation/Health, working on such issues as national health insurance and hospital cost containment; and a consultant with Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the Wharton School.
Ms. Rowe completed doctoral work in public policy and analysis from the Wharton School, and received her master's degree in health planning from the University of Pennsylvania, with an emphasis on maternal and child health, supplemented with additional analytic studies at the Carnegie Mellon University. She received her B.A. from Tufts University, and graduated from the Senior Managers in Government Program of the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.