Tanaka Chavanduka, MPH
Tanaka is a Project Manager on Icon+ a randomized control trial that utilizes a mobile-friendly WebApp intervention focused on life-skills training for adolescent MSM (ages 13-18) in four U.S. regions that are geographically diverse (urban, sub-urban, rural), and heavily impacted by HIV.. 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.