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Abby Tapper, MPH
Before coming to ICH, Abigail worked as a Site Coordinator and Wellness Specialist for East End House in Cambridge, MA. She worked directly with youth and other staff to run a successful middle school after school program, as well as developing a wellness curriculum for the organization as a whole. Her prior research at Northeastern University was in the relationship between mental health and participation in community gardening.
Abigail’s professional interests lie in youth health, substance use, gang violence, and women’s health. She is interested in all of these from the perspective of Urban Health, which is the concentration that she received her Master’s in Public Health in.
Prior to attaining her MPH, she received her Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. While at Muhlenberg, she not only minored in public health, she spent extensive time abroad in South Africa and Botswana, doing research in the comparison between public and private emergency medical services and the psychological effect of being a child orphaned by AIDS, respectively.
At ICH, her projects include the SUSTAIN Evaluation, the Tri-City Gang Violence Prevention Project, and Baby U.