Tanya Purdy

Director of BWell Health Promotion
13 Brown Street, Heath Services


Tanya serves as the Director for BWell Health Promotion where she coordinates education and support to enhance the health and wellbeing of all Brown University students.  BWell's growth under her charge includes development, implementation and evaluation of evidence informed individual and community level health interventions that address interpersonal violence, sexual health, sleep, stress, and substance use and abuse.  Tanya is intellectually passionate about feminist analysis of health disparities and she is invested in bringing feminist theory and social justice research to practice through her health education work. Tanya received a BA in Political Science and Women’s Studies from Montclair State University and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.