Dr. Tamara A. Henry serves as a Teaching Associate Professor in the Department of Prevention and Community Health. She currently teaches at the undergraduate and graduate level. To date, she has received 2 awards from GW for Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Public Health. She is also an inaugural member of the Master Teaching Academy.
Prior to academia, Dr. Henry spent over a decade in state (NJ Department of Health and Senior Services) and local government (DC Department of Health) providing
grantees with technical assistance as well as addressing health disparities and monitoring and evaluating health promotion programs in underserved populations.
In addition, as a consultant, Dr. Henry conducted the Maternal Child Health needs assessment (2014) for the DC-DOH Community Health Administration and more recently designed and implemented a substance use disorder curriculum for the DC Department of Corrections/ CTF male/female inmates from 2015-2018. As well, she designed and implemented a Social Determinants of Health curriculum to address the opioid crisis for the Maryland Department of Health (2019). Other consutlancies include working with nonprofit entities that serve African Americans such as the NAACP, NCNW and CBCF on a variety of health related matters. Internationally, Dr. Henry has worked in Capetown, South Africa and her native country of Jamaica, W.I on matters related to HIV and sexuality.
Dr. Henry remains passionate about social justice, education, and public health and she uses her platform to creatively engage students and the community to think outside the box.