Marita La Monica, MPH, is the project manager for Community-Based Initiatives for Health Literacy and Action (CIHLA), a collaboration between NYC DOHMH, CUNY SPH, and community-based organizations (CBOs) from four Black, Indigenous people, and People of Color (BIPOC) neighborhoods disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
Marita specializes in qualitative research, with her most recent work examining work stressors, particularly client death, among home health aides. She is also an adjunct lecturer at CUNY SPH and has a special interest in traditional and complementary health practices. She serves as the policy co-chair of the Integrative, Complementary, and Traditional Health Practices section of American Public Health Association (APHA).
She comes to the public health field with nearly 10 years of experience in communications, marketing, and advocacy, having helped build a think tank and other products that support the research community’s use of technology.