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Director of Fetal Infant Mortality Review Process/Acting Chief of Epidemiology Memphis and Shelby County Health Department, TN
Dr. Chappel-McGruder is currently the Director of the Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Process and the Acting Chief of Epidemiology at the Memphis and Shelby County Health Department. Dr. Chappel-McGruder completed her undergraduate work at Clark-Atlanta University, a Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Maternal and Child Health, and a PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Child Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology. The Fetal and Infant Morality Review Process (FIMR) allows for the exploration of the environmental, social, economic and medical factors that determine the cause of death of children less than one year old, including during the mother?s pregnancy. She has worked and researched at the CDC, Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania, and Emory University. Dr. Chappel-McGruder has been an instructor and/or teaching assistant at the following academic institutions: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Rush University. She is a member of the Academy of Health and the American Public Health Association. Finally, Dr. Chappel-McGruder views infant mortality as more than a public health issue but also as a justice and civil rights issue.