Monroe College School of Allied Health Professor Denese Ramadar Addresses UN Commission on the Status of Women

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Cautions Attendees on Detrimental Impacts of Health and Nutrition Disparities on Women

Monroe College, a national leader in urban and international education, today announced that Denese Ramadar, professor at the college’s School of Allied Health Professions, spoke on the detrimental impacts of global health and nutrition disparities on women as a panelist during today’s workshop for The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs at the 58th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York City.

During her presentation entitled, “Health Disparities and Nutrition: A Global Perspective,” Professor Ramadar, a certified dietician and nutritionist, spoke to the critical role of nutrition in fostering a healthy, sustainable population, and the fundamental connection between proper nourishment and educational attainment across the globe.

"Positive health outcomes are pivotal to achieving and sustaining global development,” said Professor Ramadar. “Nutrition is a key determinant in the enrollment, performance, and achievement of children in school, and is intimately partnered with their productivity and ability to learn. Girls who are properly nourished are not only better able to attend school, but are also better equipped to achieve long-term success after completing it. It cannot be understated how vital a role nutrition programs play in promoting and preserving a healthy populace.”

Professor Ramadar’s presentation was one segment of the New Rochelle Club of The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs workshop, “Critical Impediments in Attaining Sustainable Health and Education Programs in Global Communities.” The workshop was aligned with the theme of this year’s CSW event, “Challenges and Achievements in the Implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for Women and Girls.”

The CSW is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and is the principal global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and the advancement of women.

Professor Ramadar currently serves as a full-time faculty member and Deputy Chairperson in the School of Allied Health Professions at Monroe College, teaching a wide range of courses in Public Health, Nursing and Health Services Administration. She received her M.S. in Nutrition Education and Applied Physiology from Columbia University-Teachers College in 1990, her Registered Dietitian (R.D.) from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 1992, and her Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist (CD/N) license from the New York State Department of Education in 1995.

Founded in 2000, Monroe College's School of Allied Health Professions is renowned for its commitment to innovative and engaging instruction. Taught by a faculty of experienced health professionals, students learn with a hands-on approach and are encouraged to take part in clinical and non-clinical programs designed to instill and nurture medical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills. For more information on the school and its programs, please visit here.


Founded in 1933, New York-based Monroe College is a nationally ranked private institution of higher learning with a real world learning approach that prioritizes hands-on academic experiences, practical and relevant academic programs, flexible learning schedules, best-in-class instructional technologies, and committed and engaged faculty to ensure that students are well positioned for career success upon graduation. Monroe College graduates more minority students than any other college in New York State.

Monroe College offers Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's degree programs. It has campuses in the Bronx, New Rochelle, as well as in the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia, with programs offered through its Schools of Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Nursing, Education, Business & Accounting, Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts, and Allied Health Professions, as well as through its liberal arts and continuing education programs, and its King Graduate School. For more information and admissions criteria, please visit

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