My name is Tamara Tatevosian-Geller. I grew up in Yerevan, Armenia and immigrated to Philadelphia at the age of 12. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania majoring in Health and Societies, and minoring in Psychology. During my education, I participated in medical research and served the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. Upon graduation, I was privileged to have the opportunity to conduct NIH-funded research with Temple University School of Medicine and gathered clinical as well as translational research experience.
I was subsequently hired to manage a newly created and state funded Center of Excellence serving pregnant and postpartum women from underserved communities with Substance Use Disorder, and worked with a team of physicians, social workers, community health workers and peer support specialists to deliver clinical care and psychosocial support utilizing an integrated approach.
I completed my Master of Public Health degree focusing on Epidemiology while working there. I conducted research related to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), mental health, and epidemiology. For my thesis, I utilized mapping GIS tools to understand the role of the environment on health.
I enjoy yoga, mindfulness, martial arts, and writing. Currently, I am serving the Ministry of Health of Armenia and am included in an official task force for the strengthening and reform of primary care in Armenia, among other projects. It is an honor to serve the iGorts program and contribute to improved wellbeing and health in Armenia.