Erica Monet Li is a public health professional who specializes in social, behavioral, and health education sciences with a concentration in health equity. She currently serves in the role of Health Policy Analyst at Florida Policy Institute. She is also currently the Tampa Bay Chapter Chair for Sisters in Public Health, a national nonprofit whose mission is to create a safe space to empower, educate, and evolve the generation of women in public health. Erica serves as a subject matter expert for Inclusivity LLC, an organizational development and marketing advisory firm that passionately believes a diverse workforce fuels creativity, innovation and economic growth. She aids in the mission of working with clients and organizations to advance cultural competencies in the workplace and amongst the workforce.
Erica previously served as Equity Operations Manager at the Tampa Bay Healthcare Collaborative, a nonprofit organization that fosters community collaborations for helping the underserved. She mobilized several coalitions to advance health equity in Tampa Bay. She was integral to the development of an award-winning mobile application that enhanced the capacity for organizations throughout Tampa Bay to connect, keep track of new projects, and leverage new resources for funding and event sharing.
Erica’s other previous work includes capacity building for collaborative health efforts in Atlanta, Georgia, along with conducting a community needs assessment to address barriers linking at-risk clients to HIV treatment services and wraparound care. Erica also served to evaluate the effects of public housing programs on the well-being of low income families in Atlanta. She served as a graduate teaching assistant at Emory University at the Rollins School of Public Health, and also hosted a radio show, “Black Health Now,” that provided programming specifically geared to educating communities of color on issues related to personal empowerment, health and fitness, financial stability, social engagement, and inspirational messaging.
Erica received her Master’s in Public Health from Emory University. She received her bachelor’s degree in health sciences with minors in wellness and sociology from the University of Missouri.
You can find her hanging around St. Petersburg, Florida, where she enjoys spending time at the park and relaxing with her family by the water.