Our Team

Dr. Monique Chireau Wubbenhorst, MD, MPH, FACOG, FAHA


Dr Monique Wubbenhorst, MD, MPH, FACOG, FAHA, most recently served as a Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Global Health at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Dr. Wubbenhorst has over 20 years’ experience as a practicing obstetrician-gynecologist with experience in international health, and policy and research in women’s health. Dr Wubbenhorst graduated from Mount Holyoke College, and received her MD from Brown University and her MPH from Harvard University. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale-New Haven Hospital and subsequently did her postdoctoral fellowship in health services research at the Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, before joining the faculty at Duke University School of Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2003. She was a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and of the American Heart Association, and a Senior Public Policy Fellow at the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture.

Dr Wubbenhorst’s clinical career has focused on providing obstetric and gynecological care for underserved and disadvantaged populations. She has been involved in teaching, research, health policy and patient care in multiple domestic and international health systems, including inner city Boston, rural North Carolina, and Native American reservations in the United States; and in India, the Philippines, Kazakhstan, Ghana, South Sudan, Nepal, Cameroon, and South Sudan. She has chaired the Women and Special Populations Committee at the American Heart Association and worked as a senior consultant to the United States Veterans Administration. She has authored multiple peer-reviewed publications, and her research interests include the epidemiology and molecular biology of adverse pregnancy outcomes and reproductive health, health services research, and ethics in reproductive health.