Tigist Hailu, MPH

Tigist Hailu, MPH
Associate Fellow

Clinical Research Program Manager, CHOP

Public Health Interests

Aging, Community Engagement, Community/Population Health, Education



Current Public-Health Related Activities

Tigist Hailu has been in the public health field since her undergraduate career. After college, she worked for Philadelphia Corporation for Aging as a Care Manager and then worked for the Penn Memory Center as Director of Diversity in Research and Education while pursuing her MPH. At Penn Memory Center, she led a number of public health projects such as Dance for Health (Active Body, Active Mind), Bridges to Wealth and “Typical Day” (www.mytypicalday.org) website and traveling exhibit aimed at raising awareness about cognitive impairment. She currently works at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in the Radiology department as a Clinical Research Program Manager. At CHOP, she oversees and supervises the clinical research infrastructure and supports non-imaging research projects including educational and development of a pediatric radiology qualitative research program. Hailu also volunteers with the Ethiopian-Philly Young Adults Association (EPYAA) leading community health initiatives and is a Steering Committee Member of the Public Health Young Leaders Association (PHYLA).

Select Publications:

Hailu, et al. “A Typical Day with Mild Cognitive Impairment.” American Journal of Public Health. 2017 Jun; 107(6):927-928.