Tanaka Chavanduka, MPH

Research Associate

Tanaka is a Research Associate on CHAPS a mixed method study which aims to examine factors that shape partnered men’s support and willingness to use PrEP among concordant HIV-negative and HIV-discordant same-sex male couples in the United States. Tanaka completed his Master of Public Health in Health Behavior & Health Education from the University Of Michigan School Of Public Health. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Eastern Michigan University.

Since he started working at the Center during his undergraduate study, Tanaka has done extensive collaborative research and capacity building with organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa, aiming to increase sexual health outcomes and community based participatory research.

His research interests include HIV prevention for racial and sexual minorities, digital health technologies, global health, information architecture, complex systems, and design thinking. 

The Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities

University of Michigan School of Nursing 

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Ann Arbor,MI, 48109-5482