Tariana Little, HSPH

Tariana Little, HSPH

Tariana Little, HSPH

Tariana is a Doctor of Public Health student at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. A first-generation college student from a Dominican-German immigrant family in Boston, Tariana uses numbers and narratives to better understand factors affecting people’s health and well-being. She is particularly interested in health equity, global health, and mHealth among on Latinxs. Prior to her studies, Tariana served as Assistant Program Manager working with university leaders to launch and expand UMass Boston’s Office of Health Disparities Research and Training, and served in the American Journal of Public Health’s inaugural Student Media Think Tank, helping to rebrand the Journal’s digital and print presence for younger readers. In 2013, Tariana cofounded EmVision Productions, a mission-driven production company focused on social impact storytelling. Outside of work, Tariana enjoys scrabble, documentaries, traveling, and culinary adventures. She is a Big Sister Diversity Council member, formerly appointed to SPARK Boston, Mayor Walsh’s millennial leadership and engagement council, and has been recognized by El Planeta (New England’s largest Spanish-language newspaper) as one of the most influential young leaders for Latinos in Massachusetts. Driven by science, storytelling, and social justice, Tariana’s work embodies what she calls “intentional creativity for social change.”