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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.

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My name is Tegan, and I am on a mission to make the world better through research and scholarship. My work spans social impact, academia, and media. With a strong commitment to change-making, I have led philanthropic and international development initiatives across the US and Africa, leveraging my expertise in communication and program management. Addressing global issues such as HIV/AIDS, neglected tropical diseases, COVID-19, and malaria, I develop behavior change strategies, lead vaccination campaigns, mobilize resources, and shape advocacy efforts.


Most recently, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto. As a global health scholar, my research emphasizes evidence-based interventions to improve population health outcomes. Additionally, I am trained in organizational behavior, exploring the intersection of management, organizations, and sociology. I hold a PhD in Public Policy and a Doctorate in Health Sciences. I received my doctoral training in Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh (2017–2021), where I was trained in using evidence-based management as a tool for improving health care delivery in Africa. My other research areas include organizational behavior and international development. I earned my B.A. in History from Duke University at the age of 19. Additionally, I am an alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania and New York University; I hold an executive certificate in business administration from Notre Dame.

Outside of academia, I work as a social impact and media professional. I have supported a range of public engagement campaigns in the United States and Africa, reaching more than 100 million people, and boosting digital engagement for organizations by 30%. In media, I have contributed to Daytime Emmy® Award-winning talk shows and have extensive experience producing informative content around health and social issues. I am always open to partnerships and collaborations on projects. Feel free to reach out if you want to connect and learn more!

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