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Tufts Public Health

Hassanatu Blake

Instructor
Department: Public Health & Community Medicine
Programs: Public Health

Hassanatu Blake

Instructor
Department: Public Health & Community Medicine
Programs: Public Health

Campus: Boston

Biography

Hassanatu Blake is a global public health professional and doctoral candidate, studying health behavior, education, and promotion. She has designed HIV education and management and leadership training programs for a spectrum of learners across continents, ranging from high school students in an US urban metropolitan area to Ministry of Health officials in rural Zambia. In addition, Hassanatu has worked with local, national, and international governments to develop comprehensive strategies to ensure healthier futures for communities.  Hassanatu is interested in digital/telehealth, specifically the use of social media for HIV prevention and its potential as PrEP roll out tool among vulnerable populations. Additional areas of interest include remote research, health inequities and disparities, community health, and health systems.

Education

  • MBA, General & Health Management, Plymouth State University
  • MPH, Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
  • BA, German Studies and Africa and the New World, Tufts University

Research synopsis

digital health, telehealth, community based participatory research, global health, health systems, health education, health promotion, health behavior, health inequities, social determinants of health

Publications

Hassanatu Blake, Nashira Brown, Claudia Follette, Jessica Morgan, Hairui Yu, “Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and International Students: Experiences and Resolutions Beyond COVID-19”, American Journal of Public Health 111, no. 3 (March 1, 2021): pp. 384-386. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2020.306118 PMID: 33566642

Blake H. (2009). HIV And the Importance of Nutrition | Body and Soul. BET.com

Blake H. (2009). Preventing Mother to Child HIV Transmission. BlackDoctor.org. Available at: https://blackdoctor.org/3960/preventing-mother-to-child-hiv-transmission- 2__trashed/