Tynaje Thomas

Tynaje Thomas

She/Her

Graduate Assistant

Tynaje is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Public Health with a concentration in  Health Systems, Management, and Policy (HSMP) from the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. As a Graduate Assistant at The Evaluation Center, she assists in data collection, grant monitoring, and other evaluation efforts of the State Opioid Response (SOR) grant funded by the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health.

Tynaje holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Health with an emphasis in Health Systems, Theory, and Practice from the University of Arizona. She worked with the Arizona Department of Health and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health as a Supervisory COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Research and Data Administrator which included conducting disease surveillance interviews, contact tracing, data entry and analysis, and supervising students. As a gym correspondent at Adaptive Athletics at the University of Arizona, she helped disabled athletes improve their mobility and promote their overall health through daily exercise and workouts.

Tynaje is passionate about health promotion, healthcare innovation, policy reform, and improving the well-being of communities. Her goal as a public health leader is to bring her passion for helping others full circle, to positively serve disadvantaged, underserved, and underprivileged communities with her public health knowledge in health policies, health equity, advocacy, outreach, health systems innovation, and policy change.

As for her free time, she enjoys reading, playing with her pup, enjoying time with her family and friends, and exercising.