Shannon Cosgrove

Director of Health Policy | Email: skc1@uic.edu

Shannon Cosgrove serves as Director of Health Policy at Cure Violence where she is responsible for staffing the Movement towards Violence as a Health Issue that is chaired by Dr. Satcher, former US Surgeon General; Dr. Sommer, former Dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Dr. Slutkin, Founder/CEO of Cure Violence. In this role, she oversees public education; developing and implementing a heath approach framework and identifies policies to promote and sustain the work with an equity lens.

Shannon is a member of the Place Matters for Health Equity Community, an expert in the Allies for Reaching Community Health Equity Network of Global Policy Solutions and is undergoing certification to deliver the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion training with CommonHealth ACTION.

Previously, Shannon served as the Deputy Director for the Mayor’s Office on Criminal Justice in Baltimore City. Her past roles include: Health Equity Manager on the Healthier Communities Team at YMCA of the USA, Project Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health team and Health Disparities Coordinator at the Baltimore City Health Department through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Prevention Fellowship Program where she also served as the Chair of the Health Equity and Social Justice Committee.

While receiving her MHA and BSc in Health Policy and Administration from the Pennsylvania State University, Shannon served as a peer behavioral interventionist and as the grant coordinator at the Centre for Volunteers in Medicine. Ms. Cosgrove resides in Baltimore where she is on the Board of Directors for 10:12 Sports and is the Acting Chair for the Baltimore City YMCA Board of Directors.