Marquis Emerging Leaders

Danielle R. Gilmore

Title: PhD Candidate

Company: George Washington University

Location: California

Education: PhD in Public Policy and Administration, The George Washington University Columbian College of Arts & Sciences (2018-2022);

MPP, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2016-2018);

BS in Public Health, University of Central Oklahoma (2011-2016)

Career History: Graduate Research Assistant, George Washington Institute of Public Policy (2018-Present);

Research Assistant, Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (2016-Present);

Research and Evaluation Associate, Mirror Group LLC (2019-2020);

Research Assistant, Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness, Rosslyn, VA (2019);

Teaching Assistant, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (2017-2018)

Event Coordinator, Main Event Entertainment (2015-2016);

Banquet Attendant Trainer, Main Event Entertainment (2014-2016);

Office of Partner Engagement Intern, Oklahoma State Department of Health (2015-2016);

Practicum Student, Muscular Dystrophy Association (2014);

Server, Outback Steakhouse (2012-2014)

Danielle R. Gilmore, PhD Candidate at George Washington University, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the fields of public policy and education.

For the past decade, Ms. Gilmore has dedicated herself to education, providing a voice to the voiceless, and highlighting an underrepresented population through research and hard work. Attributing her success to peerless drive, passion, and the desire to make her corner of the world “a better place,” she has served as a graduate research assistant at the George Washington Institute of Public Policy since 2018. In this role, she supports the research projects of Dr. Andrew Reamer, a renowned economic and workforce development analyst, by conducting literature scans, classifying databases, studying and maintaining typologies for non-degree credentials, and analyzing how federal government agencies purchase and use private data sets.

Additionally, since 2016, Ms. Gilmore has been active as a research assistant at the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, for which she works on two major projects—conducting data cleaning and analysis and developing peer-reviewed scholarly articles around the Black Men’s Health Study, a National Institutes of Health-granted initiative, and analyzing how stress impacted mental health. Outside of these primary endeavors, she has also excelled as a research and evaluation associate for Mirror Group, LLC, conducting documentary analysis and facilitating evaluation workshops, from 2019 to 2020; a research assistant for the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness in 2019; and a teaching assistant at Johns Hopkins University from 2017 to 2018. At Johns Hopkins, she served under Dr. Roland Thorpe for his course, “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Scientific Writing in Public Health,” for which she performed data analyses and graded students’ writing assignments. Previous positions include an event coordinator at Main Event Entertainment, an intern at the Oklahoma State Department of Health, and a practicum student at the Muscular Dystrophy Association based in Oklahoma City.

Ms. Gilmore has prepared for her illustrious career by earning a Bachelor of Science in public health from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2016, a Master of Public Policy from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2018, and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in public policy and administration from the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences at George Washington University. In addition, she was certified as a health education specialist by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. in 2016. Over the course of her academic journey, she has contributed greatly to education, serving in the roles of member and chair for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee at the George Washington Institute of Public Policy; a mentor at Washington Evaluators; a community consultant at Johns Hopkins; and president of the Johns Hopkins University MPP Alumni Association. For her services, she has earned many accolades and is a dedicated member of such professional organizations as the Society for Public Health Education, American Public Health Association, and Association of Public Policy and Management—among others.

Ms. Gilmore has also authored numerous publications across several peer-reviewed academic journals, her most recent analyzing the role of representation at school. Looking toward the future, she aspires to work for a consultant firm, where she can conduct evaluations, analyze policies, and ideally interact with government agencies and regulatory agencies in order to create high-level system changes. She also strives to one day become an adjunct professor at a university.


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