Assistant Research Professor

Tiana L. Yom, EdD, MPH, CHES

Health Sciences


EdD, Health Behavior Studies, Teachers College Columbia University
MPH, Health Behavior Health Education, University of Michigan
BA, Asian and Asian American Studies, Stony Brook University

Research Interests

School health, evaluation, health promotion and education, public health


For more than a decade, Dr. Yom has overseen, developed, and evaluated school- and community-based health programs. Through her extensive work at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Department of Education, Dr. Yom has led and supported collaborative research studies funded by the CDC, NIH, USDA, NSF, Children’s Health Fund, Ford Foundation, and Helen Keller Foundation. Her research areas are in Adolescent Health, Youth Development, School Based Health Promotion, School Climate, and Health and Nutrition Education. Dr. Yom’s current research focuses on creating student health profiles using Latent Class Analysis (LCA) to identify and understand the impacts of health-risk behaviors on student academic success.

As the Program Director of the Northeastern University Public Evaluation Lab (NU-PEL), Dr. Yom is committed to building community-academic partnerships via evaluation research. Dr. Yom’s specialization is in teaching and developing evaluation techniques, driven by Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) and Culturally Responsive Evaluation (CRE) frameworks. Dr. Yom’s evaluation training is in mixed-method designs, program theory and logic models, evaluation capacity building, evidence-based policy and practice, data visualization, and the translation of knowledge to action.


Assistant Research Professor in School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

Program Director of Northeastern University Public Evaluation Lab (NU-PEL)

Courses Taught

PPUA 6509: Techniques of Program Evaluation

Selected Publications

Heo, M., Irvin, E., Ostrovsky, N., Isasi, C., Blank, A. E., Lounsbury, D. W., Fredericks, L., Yom, T., Ginsberg, M., Hayes, S., & Wylie-Rosett, J. (2016). Behaviors and Knowledge of HealthCorps New York City High School Students: Nutrition, Mental Health, and Physical Activity. The Journal of School Health, 86(2), 84–95.

Yom, T., Silva, S., Stein, D., & Quest, B. (2019, April 9-13). Professional Learning Communities: Cohort Study of New York City Public Schools. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society of Health and Physical Educators America, Tampa, FL, United States.

Refereed Abstracts

Yoo-Jeong, M., Yom, T., Kim, M., Meija, D. C.*, Lacroix-Williamson, L.*, & Lincoln, A. (2022). Gender differences in social connectedness in older people with HIV: Qualitative findings. American Public Health Association’s 150th Anniversary expo (APHA). (under review).

Yoo-Jeong, M., Yom, T., Kim, M., Meija, D. C.*, & Lincoln, A. (2022). Social connection and well-being in older people with HIV during the COVID-19 pandemic. 2022 United States conference on HIV/AIDS (USCHA). (under review).

Book Chapters

Yom, T. Evaluation Capacity Building in Legal Design. In M. Kim, D. Jackson, D., & J. Sievert. (Eds.). Legal Design: Dignifying People in Legal Systems. Cambridge University Press. (contract signed, chapters submission due August 2022, expected publication in 2023).

Selected Honors and Awards

CSSH Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award

Columbia University Dean’s Scholarship Award

Selected Public Service

Evaluation and Health Equity Task Force Member, Academic Public Health Corps (APHC) and Massachusetts Department of Health

Member, Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network (NOPREN)

Reviewer, Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE)

Volunteer, Korean American Community Fund (KACF)

Co-founder and chair, Northeastern University Asian Faculty and Staff (AFS) Affinity Group

Contact Information


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Curriculum Vitae