Tilda Farhat, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Tilda Farhat is a Health Scientist Administrator and the Lead for the Data, Analysis, Resources and Evaluation team in the Office of Science Policy, Strategic Planning, Analysis, Reporting, and Data (OSPARD). She oversees data management, analyses, scientific reviews, assessments and evaluations to identify research gaps, facilitate evidence-based decision-making and promote minority health and health disparities research. Dr. Farhat’s research and areas of interest focus on behavioral and social epidemiology, intervention research for behavior change, adolescent and young adult health, social, ecological, and developmental perspectives on health and behavior, as well as global health.
Dr. Farhat came to NIMHD from NCI, where, as a Program Director at the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD), she managed a portfolio of biomedical and behavioral research programs designed to reduce disparities in cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. She also provided expertise in monitoring and evaluation of CRCHD program performance and effectiveness in addressing cancer health disparities. Her prior research, at the Division of Intramural Population Health Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, examined social and behavioral determinants of adolescent and young adult health in the US and internationally.
Dr. Farhat has a Ph.D. in Health Behavior from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) and completed a fellowship in Population Studies at UNC’s Carolina Population Center. She also earned certificates in International Development (UNC) and Population Policy Communication (Population Reference Bureau). Dr. Farhat has an M.P.H. in Epidemiology and Biostatistics and a B.S. in Environmental Health from the American University of Beirut.