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Director of Training and Technical Assistance
Migrant Clinicians Network

Renai Edwards, MPH (she/her/ella) comes to MCN after many years working at city, county, state, national, and international government agencies in infectious disease prevention, control, and surveillance programs, with a focus on community education and training for clinicians and clinic staff. Her specialties include HIV/STI/sexual health, tuberculosis, refugee/immigrant health, maternal child health, and strategic planning with justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion as the base. 

She began her career as a health extension volunteer in the Peace Corps in Honduras, where she learned about the day-to-day life of people, and the push/pull factors that cause them to migrate. Since then, she has incorporated health equity, cultural humility, and language access into her programs, while pushing government agencies to improve in those areas as well.  

Edwards holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of New Mexico, and Bachelor’s degrees in anthropology and Hispanic studies from the University of Michigan. She loves to cook food from around the world, hiking with her dog Mocha, and has recently taken up genealogy to learn more about her family history.