Fushena A. Cruickshank, MS, CHES, has more than 15 years of experience in the public health field. She has worked in many sectors, including federal contracting, non-profit grassroots organizations, and healthcare. She has been teaching at the graduate level for over 7 years and is involved with many community organizations.

Professional Narrative

Fushena is currently a Women’s Maternal/Child Health Consultant at Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group. She uses innovative teaching models, progressive curricula, and state-of-the-art materials to engage individuals to maintain wellness for themselves and their families. She has been a part of many Pregnant and Postpartum Women’s programs and enjoys supporting women during pregnancy to maximize their chances of having a healthy, full-term baby and reduce perinatal and environmentally related effects on infants and children. Her interests are connected to advocating for reproductive health rights, maternal mental health, health and wellness associated with gender and age, nutrition, teen pregnancy education, and school health programs.

Selected Publications & Presentations

NPR Interview: When Sheltering in Place is not safe: https://www.wypr.org/show/on-the-record/2020-04-16/when-sheltering-in-place-is-not-safe


IHEd 615 Health Promotion Administration, Management and Resource Development

IHEd 639 Implementation of Health Education Programs

IHED 637 Principles and Practices of Health Behavior and Self-Care

IHEd 620 Foundations of Health Behavior & Health Education

NUTR 691 C & D Nutrition Practicum


National Women’s Health Networks Barbara Seaman Award for Emerging Activist in Women’s Health

Personal Narrative

Fushena feels it is essential for individuals to access adequate preventative health care and adequate information to base their health practices on to improve their quality of life. She is passionate about women’s health, prenatal care, mental health, child health, and wellness. Being on her journey to achieving total mind, body, and soul wellness, she wants to share and support others on their journeys. Fushena stays connected to the women’s empowerment and maternal health field and loves to share ideas, programs, and best practices to enhance others’ lives.

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