I am a social impact professional and global health pracademic (practitioner + academic) passionate about transforming lives and improving communities! I am driven by a keen sense of innovation and collaboration when it comes to tackling some of the world’s greatest challenges.
Welcome to my page! My name is Tegan, and I am on a mission to make the world better through research and scholarship!
I hold a PhD in Public Policy & a Doctorate in health sciences. I received my doctoral training in Public & International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh (2017 – 2021). I am trained in the use of evidence-based management as a tool for improving health care delivery in Africa. My other research areas are organizational behavior and international development.
I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto, Dalla Lana School of Public Health. My research focuses on how countries applied priority setting approaches in administering essential health services to vulnerable populations such as girls and women, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
I received my Master of Philosophy in organizational behavior from the University of Pennsylvania. I also earned my Master’s in public administration & global affairs from New York University, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in history from Duke University.
Outside of academia, I work as a social impact and media professional. I have supported a range of philanthropic and international development initiatives in the United States and Africa. They span the fields of global public health, gender/social equality, human rights, education, and more.
In the field of communications, I have developed a plethora of public engagement campaigns around the world. Moreover, I have extensive experience producing informative content around health and social issues.
I am always open to partnership and collaboration on projects. You can reach out to me if you want to connect and learn more!