Department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH
Protrait

Vivian Tamkin, PhD, LP
Postdoctoral Trainee
Reproductive and Population Health



Office Address
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Room: 667
610 Walnut Street
Madison, WI, 53726

Bio

Dr. Tamkin has over a decade of experience in graduate level clinical training/supervision and direct service provision to children and families in high need, low resourced neighborhoods of color, specifically, with the African American community. Broadly, Dr. Tamkin is interested in the larger problem of disparities in access to high quality, inclusive health care for African Americans. She is particularly interested in developing and testing culturally-based and community driven strategies to improve the African American mother and infant mortality rates. As such, as a HDRS postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Tamkin will incorporate her years of clinical experience, rooted in an ecological systemic perspective, to examine health outcomes of African American mothers and infants in the first year postpartum/postnatal.


Education

B.A. Child Development, Emphasis in Child Mental Health, California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA
M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy, Pacific Oaks College and Children's School, Pasadena, CA
Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Minor in Child Clinical Psychology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Carbondale, IL

Certifications

Psychologist - California State licensure

Psychologist - Wisconsin State licensure