Jake Tanumihardjo, MPH
Jake Tanumihardjo (Tah-new-me-hard-jo), MPH, is the Project Manager for a Merck Foundation initiative called Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care. He works at the National Program Office at the University of Chicago. In addition, he supports Dr. Milda Saunders in her work to better understand and address the racial and cultural disparities that exist in chronic kidney disease and renal replacement therapies. He has an undergraduate degree (B.S.- University of Wisconsin-Madison) in Biology and Global Health and a graduate degree (MPH- University of Minnesota) in Public Health Administration and Policy with a focus on analysis and Global Health. He has held research positions at the University of Wisconsin, Allina Health, and the Minneapolis Health Department as well as being a Project Director for an Iowa State Innovation Model (SIM) grant at Great River Health System. He has focused on a wide-variety of topics including social determinants of health assessment and integration, community health needs assessments, public health programming and implementation, Vitamin-A bioavailability and bioefficacy, underage drinking, chronically-ill frail elderly categorization, care coordination, and improving healthy food access for food shelves.