Shawn Davis-Wilensky, MD, MPH

Shawn Davis-Wilensky joined the board in 2016. She serves on the Diversity Committee and Nominating Committee.

Shawn is a practicing obstetrician/gynecologist in Washington, DC, and has been in private practice in the area over the last nine years. Prior to medical school, she was a consultant for the Harvard Mobile Van project to assess establishing a mobile health van in Philadelphia and monitored the efficacy of the Healthy Start program for the Philadelphia Department of Maternal and Child Health. Before that, she led a multidisciplinary team for the Family Ties program in Boston helping families in need access necessary public services.

Shawn graduated from Harvard College with an AB in Sociology and received her MD from Georgetown University Medical School and a Masters of Public Health from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.

Shawn is the mother of three girls at GDS.


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