Montrece McNeill Ransom, JD, MPH currently serves as a Senior Public Health Analyst and
Team Lead for Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development with the Public Health
Law Program (PHLP) in the Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support at the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Ms. Ransom began her career in 2001, as a
Presidential Management Fellow (PMF). During her career she has directed the CDC
Community Public Health Legal Preparedness Initiative, served as the lead coordinator for
CDC’s annual Public Health Law Conference, and developed novel partnerships between CDC
and the American Bar Association and the American Health Lawyers Association.
Currently, her primary focus is developing and delivering training aimed at increasing the
capacity of public health practitioners across governmental levels to understand and use law to
advance public health goals. She has presented trainings, taught courses, and published on a
broad range of topics including public health emergency law, tribal public health law, health
disparities, careers in public health, and environmental public health law.
Ms. Ransom is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law and Emory University’s
Rollins School of Public Health.
Ms. Ransom holds an undergraduate degree in Speech
Communication from Columbus State University. She has earned Training Certification with the
American Society of Training and Development, and also currently serves as Contributing
Faculty with Walden University.