Adjunct Assistant Professor
- MPH, Epidemiology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA. USA (2010)
- BA, Sociology, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA. USA (1995)
Tanya Penn is an Epidemiologist and Senior Research Scientist with the San Diego State University (SDSU) Institute for Public Health (IPH) and serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor within the SDSU School of Public Health. In addition, she is the Director of HealthDAT San Diego (and its sister site, CancerDAT), a web-based portal that facilitates collaboration between researchers and practitioners to address health disparities. Ms. Penn holds a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from SDSU and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of California Santa Barbara. In addition, Ms. Penn has extensive experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating community based participatory research projects.
Before joining the Institute of Public Health, Ms. Penn helped start 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.