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About Dr. McKenny 

Dr. Monique McKenny is a Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow at Nemours Children’s Health. She has devoted her research, training, and clinical practice to the health and wellness of youth with experience in prominent clinics and programs across the U.S. For her research and service efforts, Dr. McKenny was selected as a McKnight Dissertation Fellow, inducted into the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, and was named Outstanding Doctoral Student in Counseling Psychology during her graduate training at the University of Miami. She is a certified Parent Child Interaction Therapist and holds experience in integrated primary care, school-based wellness, and pediatric pain management. 


In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. McKenny engages in research on racial-ethnic protective factors among youth and families of color. She is interested in how these factors, specifically racial socialization practices, can be incorporated into community-based interventions to promote healing among children and their families. She has coauthored publications in academic journals centered on child development, including Family Process and Journal of Research on Adolescence


Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Dr. McKenny enjoys engaging with clinicians, researchers, and communities on topics of culture and health equity.   

Culturally - Relevant Care   Integrated Primary Care
Health Equity      Racial Socialization   

Community - Engaged Programming  Research

 Youth and Families   Interventions   

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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