College of Health Sciences
Montrece McNeill Ransom, JD, MPH began her public health career in 2001, as a Presidential Management Fellow and was appointed to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In her full-time job, she currently serves as the Lead for Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development with the Public Health Law Program at CDC. In this capacity, Ms. Ransom lead's CDC’s efforts to develop and deliver training and educational materials aimed at increasing the capacity of public health practitioners, health care providers, and their legal counsel to use law as a tool to advance community health goals. Ms. Ransom also spends a lot of time working on career pathing and professional development with new public health practitioners and public health lawyers. She has presented trainings, taught courses, and published on a broad range of topics including public health emergency law, tribal public health law, health disparities, careers in public health, health policy, and environmental public health law.
Ms. Ransom is a member of the National Association of County and City Health Officials, the Network for Public Health Law, and the American Public Health Association (APHA). She is also a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, where she serves as the Vice Chair of Education for the Public Health Systems Affinity Group within the Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group. She is a member of the American Bar Association's Health Law Section, where she co-founded the Public Health Policy Interest Group, and currently serves as Chair of the Government Sector Task Force.
Ms. Ransom is the 2017 recipient of the APHA Jennifer Robbins Award for the Practice of Public Health Law, and the 2018-2019 awardee of the ABA Health Law Section's Champion of Diversity and Inclusion Award.
Ms. Ransom has been teaching on the collegiate level since 2008, and began as a Contributing Faculty member with Walden in 2014. At Walden, in the School of Health Sciences, she teaches Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare (HLTH 3100) and the Capstone (HLTH 4900). And, she has taught Ethics and Social Responsibility in Health Care, Health Care Law and Regulation, Health Law and Ethics, Health Communication, Enterprise Risk, Creative Thinking, Employment Law, General Education, and Business Law at other colleges and universities.