Center for General Education
Tammy Lynn Pertillar, M.A., M.A., M.A. has completed graduate research in the History of Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University. She has teamed with practitioners for Public Health projects and publications with the World Bank and World Health Organization. A Course Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the Spanish for Health Care field, Pertillar has co-designed and taught asynchronous, online courses in Cultural Competency for health professionals in Nursing, Medicine, Public Health and Social Services. Developed in alignment with the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Minority Health’s cultural competency guidelines, the courses include components on Medical Interpretation and Medical Spanish language acquisition, and focus on Amerindian and marginalized communities in the United States. In keeping with her focus on utilizing language and cultural awareness as part of social change, Pertillar has also taught foundational English language skills to marginalized Appalachian students seeking to enter the Medical Assisting professions.
Currently performing research on community health and wellness, she lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains.