Health Equity and Cancer Control – About Us2021-07-12T08:41:54-04:00

Lead of the Health Equity and Cancer Control Initiative

Tisha Reid

Tisha Reid, a native of Indianapolis, is the Director of Health Equity & Cancer Control for the Indiana Clinical Translational Sciences Institutes’ Connections IN Health project, and she also serves as the Cancer Liaison for the Indiana Comprehensive Simon Cancer Center.  In these roles, Tisha collaborates with multi-sector stakeholders in chronic disease, provides evidence-based programs, and assists in building strategic frameworks to address cancer control, gaps in service and social determinants of health.   

In her prior work, Tisha has supervised multidisciplinary clinical teams and successfully developed and implemented a statewide outreach-screening program, Making Healthy Choices, utilizing a 40 ft. mobile unit to address access to care and improve the health of underserved Indiana women and their families. Additionally, she has worked in tobacco cessation, cancer control and community engaged research. 

With over 25 years in public health, Tisha is recognized as a health equity advocate, and community mobilizer.  She has assisted in the development of state plans and served as a respected leader in local, state and national boards. Currently, she serves on the Governor appointed Interagency Black & Minority Health Council, the Indiana Health Disparities Task Force, and other boards addressing health equity and COVID-19.  

Tisha has received recognition and awards from the American Heart Association, the Indiana Cancer Consortium, Indiana Immunization Coalition, Martin University, National Black Leadership Initiative on Cancer, and the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service. 

Tisha holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Health Administration from Indiana University. She is a certified Health and Wellness Coach through Real Balance, LLC, an AAUW Salary Negotiation Facilitator, and author. Tisha is passionate about holistic health and health equity. She is an ordained minister who loves mentoring, spending time with family, bowling, watching sports and dancing when no one else is watching.  

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