The Tampa Bay Healthcare Collaborative (TBHC) recently announced that Ms. Erica Monet Braham, MPH has been named Equity Operations Manager of their nonprofit devoted to promoting and advancing the health and wellness of the underserved through community collaborations. Braham, a public health professional who specializes in Social, Behavioral, and Health Education Sciences, has researched health at the intersection of society and wellness. Her focus is the social determinants of health and health equity.
Braham’s previous work included capacity building for collaborative health efforts in Atlanta, Georgia, along with conducting a community needs assessment to address barriers linking at-risk clients to HIV treatment services and wraparound care. Braham also served to evaluate the effects of public housing programs on the well-being of low income families in Atlanta, Georgia. She served as a graduate teaching assistant at Emory University at the Rollins School of Public Health, and also hosted a radio show, “Black Health Now” that provided programming specifically geared to educating communities of color on issues related to personal empowerment, health and fitness, financial stability, social engagement and inspirational messaging.
Braham will bring skills of leadership, community development and education, research, and program planning to help execute the strategic goals of the Tampa Bay Healthcare Collaborative.
“I am beyond excited to begin working in the Tampa Bay Region to advance health equity. This is my passion, and I am thankful for the opportunity to place my values of collaboration and compassion for all into the work we will do daily,” Braham states.
Dr. Sheron Brown, TBHC’s CEO and Executive Director shared, “We are extremely fortunate to have Erica join our team. Her energy and commitment to excellence and equity are exactly what we need at this time as we ramp up our efforts in sparking movement on health equity in Tampa Bay.”
Braham holds a Master in Public Health Degree from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences and minors in Wellness and Sociology from the University of Missouri at Columbia.