Tiana Garrett-Cherry

Contributing Faculty
College of Health Sciences and Public Policy
Ph.D. Public Health

Tiana Garrett earned her PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology and Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Dr. Garrett currently serves as an Epidemiologist in Hawaii with a focus on maternal, child, and family health. Newly-hired at Walden University, she also serves as Contributing Faculty in the College of Health Sciences. Dr. Garrett has given numerous guest lectures and taught undergraduate-level introductory scientific and public health courses. She began her career in public health in the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Program, a postdoctoral program sponsored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She has over a decade of experience working as an epidemiologist in both federal and state public health agencies and has served in the U.S. Public Health Service. Her work has spanned across chronic disease, infectious disease, surveillance, public health preparedness, and health equity. Dr. Garrett has presented her work at over 20 professional conferences and published her work in multiple peer-reviewed journals. She has served on national boards and committees, and as a mentor to several masters- and doctoral-level students and early-career professionals.


PhD, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

MPH, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill