About Dr. McKenny 

Dr. Monique McKenny is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Integrated Primary Care at Nemours Children’s Health. She has devoted her research, training, and clinical practice to the 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 2021 McKnight Dissertation Fellow, inducted into the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, and earned the 2022 Outstanding Doctoral Student in Counseling Psychology Award from the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Miami.


Her dissertation entitled, “A Spectrum of Health: Investigating the Role of Parental Racial Socialization Practices for Black Adolescent Health Outcomes” explores racial socialization as a tool for Black youth’s social, emotional, and physical wellness. More broadly, Dr. McKenny studies how racial stressors like discrimination impact Black youth and how cultural strengths can be incorporated into community-based interventions to promote healing among children and their families. Her passion for wellness among youth extends to her clinical interests as Dr. McKenny has trained at the Mailman Center for Child Development, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, and presently, Nemours Children’s Health.


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

Culturally - Relevant Care   Integrated Primary Care
Community -Engaged Programming  Research

 Racial Socialization   Workshops

Health Equity  Youth and Families   Interventions   

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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