Monica has practiced professionally in various settings, working with vulnerable and marginalized populations within in-patient pediatrics, home health, prisons, schools, and group and retirement homes. Research activities include studying detained adolescent females in Philadelphia, maternal and child fatalities, diversity in nursing, and community/public health nursing practice and education. Currently, she is a co-investigator of grant-funded research focusing on competency-based workforce development of public health nurses and baccalaureate nursing faculty.
Monica is a member of various professional organizations. These organizations include the Pennsylvania Action Coalition, where she serves as co-chair of the Nurse Diversity Council, the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium, where she serves as a nurse consultant for the Vaccine Confidence Project, and the National Black Nurses Association. She is the current chapter president of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Area Black Nurses Association.