Start Center - Strategic Analysis, Research & Training Center

Tanya Libby

PhD Student in Epidemiology

Tanya is a PhD student in Epidemiology at the University of Washington. Before her time with the START Center, Tanya worked as an Epidemiologist for the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet), a component of CDC's Emerging Infections Program, providing technical consultation to CEIP staff and local health jurisdictions on foodborne outbreaks and epidemiologic research methodology, including reviewing protocols, proposals, survey instruments, reports, presentations and manuscripts. She is highly analytical, detail-oriented, and dedicated to achieving global health equity. She is an experienced data analyst with a passion for using data to inform public health interventions. She has skills in statistical analysis, data visualization, program monitoring and evaluation, spatial analysis (ArcGIS), epidemiologic methods, study design, and outbreak response.

Reflecting on her experience with START, Tanya said, “START provided a unique and supportive environment to grow my leadership skills while developing expertise in new content areas and methods. From systematic literature reviews to qualitative interviews, it was rewarding to see our hard work contribute to timely and high-impact decision-making. I particularly valued the opportunity to learn from and alongside such inspiring and talented peers and faculty mentors.”