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Tyler Harvey

Research Associate 3, HSS

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Tyler Harvey


Originally from the rural South, Tyler Harvey is a MD/PhD (Public Health) student at the Yale School of Medicine. Tyler holds a BA in Urban Studies from Rhodes College and MPH from the Yale School of Public Health.

Prior to graduate school, Tyler was a Thomas J. Watson fellow where they completed an international fellowship across six diverse low-income countries titled, "Embodied Poverty: Experiences and Voices of the Poor, Sick, and Surviving." As a graduate student in public health, Tyler served as the Executive Director of HAVEN Free Clinic, a student-run primary health care clinic that partners with Yale to provide services to the New Haven community free of charge. Prior to beginning the MD/PhD program, Tyler was the Center Administrator at the SEICHE Center for Health and Justice, an academic center focused on addressing the health harms of mass incarceration. From 2023 - 2024, Tyler was a Public Voices Fellow with TheOpEdProject in partnership with the AcademyHealth, publishing numerous opinion pieces on health equity in top media outlets, including The Hill and Newsweek.

As a MD/PhD candidate, Tyler plans to pursue a PhD in Public Health. Tyler's research focuses on examining structural determinants of health and understanding how to improve the health of marginalized populations. Tyler's research has been published in leading medical and public health journals, such as JAMA Network Open, LGBT Health, and Social Science and Medicine and has been used alongside work with local and international agencies, including the NYC Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice and World Health Organization.

Education & Training

  • MPH
    Yale School of Public Health (2020)
  • BA
    Rhodes College, Urban and Community Health (2017)

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