Tahilin Sanchez Karver, PhD, MPH Assistant Research Professor


Tahilin Sanchez Karver is a trained social and behavioral scientist and an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Health, Behavior & Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her work explores the influence of social-structural determinants of health on quality of life and health outcomes. She specifically examines the barriers and facilitators to accessing quality care among highly marginalized and stigmatized populations in domestic and international settings. Tahilin has worked with populations including cisgender female sex workers living with HIV, women seeking safe abortion services, indigenous women in southern Mexico, and Latina/x/o communities in the United States. She is experienced in mixed methods research design and execution, the application of intersectionality theory, and scale development exploring latent constructs, including individual- and community-level stigmas. Tahilin has a PhD in social and behavioral sciences from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and an MPH in maternal and child health from George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health.  Tahilin is committed to building strong public health teaching and mentorship spaces, as these spaces provide the tools for the translation of didactic training into real world experience.

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