Dr. Monica Mallampalli is an independent scientific consultant and a long-term advocate for advancement of women's health research. She has 15 years of progressive experience in science, advocacy and management and has worked in the government and non-profit sector. Dr. Mallampalli has broad subject matter expertise in several health areas including cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal health, mental health, breast cancer, Alzheimer's disease, clinical trials, sleep health and urological health. She likes to combine her understanding of complex scientific issues with her strong analytic and problem-solving skills to help better advocate, communicate and educate the scientific community, policymakers and the advocacy community.
Dr. Mallampalli has been interviewed by the media on several occasions to discuss women's health issues, including a live segment on the NBC Today Show to provide expert opinion about women's sleep health. Dr. Mallampalli has authored many publications in scientific journals and magazines including advocacy reports on topics related to women's health. She has been invited on several occasions as a guest speaker at both science and policy forums.
Previously, Dr. Mallampalli served as the Vice President of Scientific Affairs at the Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR®) where she provided strategic vision and leadership role towards developing and executing scientific initiatives related to women's health and sex-based biology research. Prior to working at SWHR, Dr. Mallampalli served as a Health Science Policy Analyst at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and as a Research Fellow at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). She was also a Post-doctoral Fellow at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's Department of Cell Biology. She earned her PhD at the University of Utah in Human Genetics and received a Master of Sciences with a concentration in Biochemistry from Osmania University in India.