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Tanjala S. Purnell

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Assistant Professor

Email: tpurnel1@jhmi.edu

Faculty

Tanjala S. Purnell

Dr. Tanjala Purnell, PhD, MPH, is an assistant professor of surgery in the Division of Transplantation at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She holds joint appointments in epidemiology and health behavior and society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

Dr. Purnell is associate director for education and training at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity and a member of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative’s Equity Working Group. She has published findings from her health equity work in leading journals, including JAMA and Health Affairs. She received the Bloomberg School’s Teaching Excellence Award for her course "Applications of Innovative Methods in Health Equity Research.”