Tanya Bass, MS, CHES
With over 20 years of public health education experience, Tanya is considered a subject matter expert in the areas of minority health, pregnancy prevention, HIV/STDs and reproductive/sexual health. She is an alumna of North Carolina Central University’s (NCCU) Department of Public Health Education, where she has served as an adjunct instructor for the past 10 years. Currently, Tanya is the lead instructor for Human Sexuality.
Tanya is a highly requested trainer, facilitator and mentor. Much of her work has been in collaboration with community-based organizations, churches, academic institutions, and state and national conferences. She joined Poe in January 2012.
She is a former president for the North Carolina Society of Public Health Education (NCSOPHE) and the co-chair for the 2014 National Sex Ed Conference. Audience members and training participants describe Tanya as “dynamic, energetic and captivating”. She is praised for her ability to connect with a multitude of audiences.
Tanya is committed to reducing health disparities. Currently, Tanya is working towards her doctoral degree in Human Sexuality Studies in an effort to identify and bring attention to societal and environmental factors impacting sexual health and sexual behavior.