Dr. Mondi Ailene Mason

(Health Fellows & Scholars)
Food Policy & Program Administrator, Department of Environmental Health
City and County of Denver
Denver, Colorado
United States

Focus Areas

Food Systems
Food Systems
Policy & Education


As part of the Denver Healthy People Program, I work with multi-sector partners across the City to positively impact the health of Denver residents by increasing access to healthy and affordable food. Dr. Mondi Mason has worked in the field of public health for 20 years as a practitioner and a researcher. She applies her training as an Anthropologist and Community Health Educator to work with diverse groups in a variety of settings to develop, implement and evaluate effective public health interventions and community building initiatives. Utilizing community-based participatory research (CBPR) approaches, she works as an equal partner to develop innovative ways to engage community members, academicians, and service providers and build bridges to develop solutions to address issues that impact health and health care access. Past Employment: Interim Executive Director; Partnerships for Healthy Communities in Commerce City, CO Interim Executive Director Partnerships for Healthy Communities/Community Enterprise June 2011 – June 2012 (1 year 1 month) Commerce City, CO Partnerships for Healthy Communities has merged with Community Enterprise. The mission of Community Enterprise is to engage and unite community members to build sustainable, healthy and inclusive neighborhoods. Senior Evaluator, New Tools New Visions Project W.K. Kellogg Foundation Nonprofit; 201-500 employees; Philanthropy industry June 2008 – May 2011 (3 years) Georgia As the senior evaluation consultant for the NTNV project, I had the privilege of working with four community-academic partnerships around Georgia. Utilizing a participatory evaluation approach, I worked closely with African American community members and HBCU faculty to provide evaluation technical assistance and evaluate their projects that addressed disparities in health and health care access. The evaluation included qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis and report writing. Assistant Professor Georgia Southern University, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry August 2007 – May 2011 (3 years 10 months) Research Interest Structural factors in organizations and communities (e.g., language access, land use, food, and transportation policies), and their impact on health and health care access Health literacy in underserved populations Courses Taught 1. Theoretical Perspectives of the Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health 2. Community-based Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation 3. Rural Community Health Issues