Tiana Yom Biography

Tiana Yom

Assistant Research Professor in Health Sciences and School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs
Northeastern Public Evaluation Lab Program Director

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Areas of Expertise

Program Planning and Evaluation
Mixed Methods Research
Strategic Planning
Community-based Participatory Research
Training and Development
Systems Thinking


Tiana Yom, EdD, MPH, CHES is the Program Director of the Northeastern Public Evaluation Lab (NU-PEL) and Assistant Research Professor in Health Sciences and School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs. 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. As a part of her role, Dr. Yom teaches PPUA 6509 Techniques of Program Evaluation. 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.

Dr. Yom is a Certified Health Education Specialist and received her Ed.D. in Health Education from Columbia University, MPH in Health Education and Health Behavior from University of Michigan, and BA in Asian and Asian American Studies from Stony Brook University.

Publications – Past Three Years


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 Health86(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).