Tamarra Spalding, MPH

Program Manager
Center for Child Health Policy

Tamarra works as the Program Manager for the Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) model project. Her experience working in both the emergency room and a pediatric practice is what led her to pursue public health. Her main interest is to improve health outcomes through increased access to care and implementation of evidence-based care-delivery models.

Prior to working on the CMMI MOM project, Tamarra worked as a research intern for the Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research at Vanderbilt in fulfillment of her Master of Public Health degree. As an intern, she explored provider perspectives on the incorporation of social determinant of health data into electronic health records. During her time as a graduate student, Tamarra spent a large portion of her time working on a project creating a strategic plan to address the opioid epidemic in rural eastern Tennessee counties, serving as a foundation for her current work on the CMMI MOM project.

Tamarra holds a Master of Public Health Degree in Community Health Education with a minor in Epidemiology from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a Bachelor of Arts in Medicine, Health, and Society from Vanderbilt University.