Tanya M. Bass, MS, CHES, has 19 years of experience and is viewed as a subject matter expert in the field of health education, minority health, pregnancy prevention, HIV/STDs, reproductive health and sexual health. She was hired as the FIRST Health Educator at NCCU in Student Health and Counseling Services from 2005-2009.
She is an alumna of the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in the Department of Public Health Education. She currently teaches a Human Sexuality course and has been a part time instructor at NCCU for 10 years. She is the 2013-2014 President for the North Carolina Society of Public Health Education. Tanya works full-time as a program consultant supporting pregnant/parenting teens and young adults for a federally funded project. She also serves as facilitator of evidenced based and evidenced informed curricula. She is a trainer for programs that assist youth living with HIV/AIDS transition into adulthood and programs that encourage parents to communicate about puberty and sexual health with their children.
Tanya is committed to reducing health disparities and intends to earn a doctorate to begin researching and addressing specific issues impacting sexual health and sexual behavior. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist and enjoys planning and attending professional development opportunities.