Dr. Madeline Monaco Appointed to Penn Dental Medicine Board of Overseers


Madeline Monaco

  Philadelphia – Penn Dental Medicine announces the appointment of Madeline Monaco, PhD, MS, MEd to its Board of Overseers, approved by the University of Pennsylvania’s Board of Trustees for a three-year renewable term.

Dr. Monaco is Senior Director of Global Scientific and Professional Affairs with Johnson & Johnson Consumer and Personal Products Worldwide. In her role at Johnson & Johnson, she leads a global team in the development of business and scientific strategies, working with government and professional organizations, universities, and other research leaders to further the science behind consumer products and communicate that science around the world. Prior to Johnson & Johnson, she held leadership, teaching, and research positions within Pennsylvania State University, the U. S. government, Cornell and Columbia universities, and Kraft Foods Inc.

Dr. Monaco holds a doctorate in nutrition and health behavior from Columbia University, a Master of Science degree in biochemistry and nutritional biochemistry from Cornell University, a Master of Education degree from Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences from the City University of New York.

“Madeline brings an impressive and unique perspective on research, public health, and the role of industry to support these. She will tremendously complement the existing talent on the Board,” says Dr. Denis Kinane, Morton Amsterdam Dean of Penn Dental Medicine. In her Board role, she is eager to help engage Johnson & Johnson in possible collaborations in research and public programs, already working with Penn Dental Medicine and Penn’s Leonard David Institute of Health Economics on developing a review of oral care public health strategies.

The Penn Dental Medicine Board of Overseers provides volunteer leadership to the school and acts as an advisory resource for the Dean and other administrative leaders, stewarding the missions of both Penn Dental Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania.