Dr. Mona Named One of USA Today’s 100 Women of the Century
And we can't think of anybody more deserving!
Aside from her extensive resume - pediatrician, professor, public health advocate - she can now add "One of the 100 Women of the Century" to her Wikipedia.
Yesterday, in an issue that honors women for the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote with the 19th amendment, it was announced that Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha is one of their 100 Women of the Century.
If you've been living under a rock in Flint, let me proudly introduce you to Dr. Mona, whom we were lucky enough to have on our show back in 2018.
Dr. Mona and her husband are both pediatricians. She has a master's degree in public health from the University of Michigan and her medical degree from Michigan State University.
Back in 2015, Dr. Mona sounded the alarm about the alarming levels of lead in Flint kids' blood at a press conference at Hurley Medical Center. This was one of the most pinnacle moments of the Flint water crisis.
Not long after, the city of Flint, the state of Michigan and the United States issued emergency declarations about the lead levels in the water.
She has been an outspoken advocate for Flint kids and is the founder/director of the Pediatric Health Initiative and was appointed by former Governor Rick Snyder to one of three public health commissions.
She also wrote the bestselling book, What The Eyes Don't See, in 2018. The rights to make a movie based on the book have already been purchased.
You can read USA Today's glowing story about Dr. Mona HERE. Congrats!!!