Tia Hira

Program Coordinator
Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Department of Epidemiology

Tia joined the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics in February 2017. She attended Royal Holloway University of London and received a Bachelor’s degree in English. After graduating, Tia moved to the USA from England in 2013 and operated her own business as a franchisee. Prior to coming to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, she was a Development Assistant in the Office of Foundation Relations at MIT, and worked at a law firm in downtown Boston. Tia leads and is responsible for the overall administrative management of CCDD and serves as the principle point of contact for all CCDD members. She manages the annual ID Epi Spring Seminar Series and works closely with staff, faculty, postdocs and students on multiple infectious disease projects and events throughout the year. Tia also serves as an advocate for the postdoc and student voice, and continues to work on improving the experience of postdoctoral life in the Center – with a particular focus on the growth and development of postdocs and research associates. She oversees the Center’s communication platforms and works on developing policies and procedures for the Center’s overall success. In addition to her traditional responsibilities for the Center, she also serves as the Epi Departmental Liaison for Diversity, Inclusionary and Belonging Efforts.