Research Staff

Tanya Penn, MPH, CPH

Tanya Penn is an Epidemiologist with her Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from San Diego State University and her Bachelor of Art in Sociology from the University of Santa Barbara. Ms. Penn also holds a nationally recognized Certification in Public Health from the National Board of Examiners. Her expertise includes statistical analysis, data management and manipulation, managing multifaceted projects, and interfacing with community partners. Her primary research interests include health disparities in underserved populations, health education, and community based participatory research.

Currently, Ms. Penn holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University. She was project lead on the 2013 HASD&IC Community Health Needs Assessment Phase I and co-Principal Investigator on Phase II. Additionally Ms. Penn has been Principal Investigator on projects with local San Diego hospitals. Before joining the Institute of Public Health, she was part of a team that started one of the first free Diabetic Clinics serving indigent patients in Wilmington, North Carolina. As Clinic Director, Ms. Penn successfully implemented the clinic’s mission to serve the most vulnerable populations while interfacing with community partners, volunteer medical staff and pharmaceutical companies.

Last Updated: 3/6/2018