Tigist Hailu, MPH


Tigist joined the Penn Memory Center in 2013 as the Coordinator for Diversity in Research and Education. She received her Master of Public Health degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016. As the Coordinator for Diversity in Research and Education, she works to develop, implement and monitor the Penn Memory Center’s multicultural recruitment with a particular focus on increasing research participation amongst African Americans in NACC and other research studies. She leads the outreach work of the NIA-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Center’s Outreach and Recruitment Core; Clinical Core; Research Education Core; and the Healthy Brain Research Network Center, a member of the CDC supported Healthy Brain Research Network, dedicated to surveillance, education, awareness, and empowerment that promotes brain health.