Nalani Tarrant

Deputy Director, Research Projects, NACHC

Nalani Tarrant, MPH, PMP is the Deputy Director of Research Projects at the National Association of Community Health Centers where she helps health centers build community-based and patient-centered research and data capacity. Currently, she focuses on helping health centers collect and use social determinants of health data to improve care delivery, inform policy, and accelerate community change by developing, testing, and implementing the standardized social determinants of health protocol known as PRAPARE. Previously, Nalani was the Director of Quality Collaboratives, Data & Quality Measures at the American College of Emergency Physicians where she worked with physician leads on the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative supported by CMS. Her interests lie heavily in identifying solutions to lessen our nation’s health burden by identifying solutions that aims to effectively promote better health outcomes. Ms. Tarrant earned a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science from Drew University, and a Master of Public Health degree in epidemiology from George Washington University. In January 2018, Nalani completed her Project Management Professional accreditation.