Madiha Tariq, M.P.H.

Deputy Director, ACCESS Community Health & Research Center

As the Deputy Director at the ACCESS Community Health and Research Center, Madiha Tariq oversees health promotion and disease prevention programs including substance abuse and infectious disease prevention, maternal and infant health and refugee health and wellness programs. Ms. Tariq has served as project director on several complex federal grants and cooperative agreements, including a SAMHSA-funded Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration project, and the Office of Refugee Resettlement-funded Ethnic Community Self-Help Program grant and a highly successful Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services funded health insurance navigator program which gained recognition by President Barrack Obama, the US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy and other leaders in health. She has published research on health insurance disparities among low-income people of color and the mental health burden of Arab refugees, immigrants, and United States-born Arab Americans in Southeast Michigan. She has also planned various international Arab health conferences – which have been the platform for ground-breaking research on Health Issues in Communities of Color. Ms. Tariq has led multiple education and awareness raising campaigns in the community pertaining to discrimination and hate, physical activity, and substance abuse. She is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Interdisciplinary Research Leadership Program Fellow. She holds a Master’s in Public Health from George Washington University in Washington, DC and a Bachelor of Arts from Middlebury College in Vermont.

Madiha is speaking at

December 1, 2020
8:30 am - 10:15 am


  • Madiha Tariq, M.P.H. (Moderator) Deputy Director, ACCESS Community Health & Research Center
  • Isabel Scarinci, Ph.D. (Panelist) Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Elektra Paskett, Ph.D. (Panelist) Marion N. Rowley Professor of Cancer Research and Director; Professor Division of Epidemiology, College of Public Health; Associate Director for Population Sciences and Community Outreach, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ohio State University, Ohio
  • Evelinn Borrayo, Ph.D. (Panelist) Professor, Colorado School of Public Health; Associate Center Director, Community Outreach & Engagement; Associate Director, Latino Research and Policy Center, University of Colorado, Denver
  • Hayley Thompson, Ph.D. (Panelist) Professor, Karmanos Cancer Institute - Wayne State University


This session will provide an overview of the work of the National Cancer Institute’s COVID-19 Survey Consortium and its work. Representatives from several comprehensive cancer centers around the country will discuss their process for collecting data on the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare, discuss how community engagement informs this work, and how the data will affect community engagement.

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