Protrait

 

Vivian Tamkin, PhD
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

Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, minor in Child Clinical Psychology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy, Pacific Oaks College and Children's School, Pasadena, CA


Certifications

Psychologist - California state licensure

HDRS postdoc Tamkin selected as Morgridge Fellow

Our congratulations to Health Disparities Research Scholar Vivian Tamkin, PhD! Tamkin was selected for the third cohort of Morgridge Fellows.

The purpose of the Morgridge Fellows program is to further institutionalize and support community-engaged scholarship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 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.

Congratulations, Dr. Tamkin!