Drawing on more than a decade of experience working for New York City government, Tamiru is committed to helping cities tackle the many social and economic factors that affect the health of their most vulnerable residents. Currently, Tamiru helps clients address a broad array of issues such as street homelessness, disparities among boys and young men of color and tobacco control.
Prior to joining Bloomberg Associates, Tamiru was Chief of Staff to the President at the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, the largest municipal healthcare organization in the country serving 1.4 million people every year. Before that, he served as a Senior Health Policy Advisor to the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, working on issues including the health impacts of the World Trade Center disaster and teen pregnancy prevention. He also served as a Public Health Advisor for the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) where he consulted on immigrant health issues and coordinated the Interagency Task Force on Language Access.
Tamiru earned a Masters in Public Health from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and a Masters of Health Sciences from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.