Ayana Bradshaw, MPH
Senior Fellow

Ayana Bradshaw, MPH is a public health practitioner who combines on the ground public health experience with her administrative expertise to serve as a Senior Fellow at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Ayana Bradshaw, MPH is a Senior Fellow at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia's Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP). Ayana is also the Managing Director of Health Promotion Services at Public Health Management Council (PHMC) and Executive Director of Health Promotion Council, an affiliate organization of PHMC in Philadelphia. Within this role, she leads the organization’s mission of improving health outcomes among vulnerable populations

Previously, Ayana served as the Administrative Director for CIRP where she oversaw all financial, administrative, operational, managerial, human resources, and strategic planning components of the Center. Additionally, Ms. Bradshaw served as the Administrative Director for the Center for Violence Prevention (CVP) and was a member of the CHOP Innovation Ecosystem leadership team.

In addition to serving as Administrative Director, Ms. Bradshaw also worked collaboratively with faculty and staff from The University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Drexel University, Thomas Jefferson University, and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in convening Community-Driven Research Day, an event aimed at encouraging community-based participatory research through an interactive poster session involving community groups and faculty and staff from local academic institutions. She joined CIRP in 2006 as the Center Coordinator for the Philadelphia Collaborative Violence Prevention Center, where she was responsible for coordinating the day-to-day operations of a CDC violence prevention program. She also served as Program Manager for The Health Alliance for Violence Intervention (The HAVI) and currently sits on the Fundraising Committee for the Network.

Ms. Bradshaw brings to the Center over 20 years of experience in multiple facets of public health, including but not limited to, identifying quality improvement opportunities from the consumer perspective for the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability services, developing community health interventions for underserved populations, managing a chronic disease grantee program for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, and serving as a curriculum writer for online continuing education credits. Additionally, Ms. Bradshaw has served as an Adjunct Professor at Temple University and West Chester University and currently serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors of PMHCC and a member of the West Oak Lane Charter School Board of Trustees.

BS, West Chester University (Public Health), 1999

MPH, Temple University (Community Health), 2003

Managing Director of Health Promotion Services at Public Health Management Council

Executive Director of Health Promotion Council

Society for Research Administrators

American Public Health Association

Leff SS, Thomas DE, Vaughn NA, Thomas NA, MacEvoy JP, Freedman MA, Abdul-Kabir S, Woodlock J, Guerra T, Bradshaw AS, Woodburn EM, Myers RK, Fein JA  (2010). Using Community-Based Participatory Research to Develop the PARTNERS Violence Prevention Program.  Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education and Action,  4(3): 207-216.

Contact Information

1500 Market St., Suite 1500, Philadelphia, PA 19102