Tiasha Letostak, M.P.H.

Trainee Type:





Health Services Management & Policy





Doctoral Candidate in Health Services Management & Policy; Minor in Epidemiology; The Ohio State University College of Public Health.

Master of Public Health; Health Policy & Management, Rollins School of Public Health; Emory University, August 2010.

Bachelor of Science; Biology; Minor in Music (Piano Performance); Emory University, August 2009.

Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology Studies; Emory University Study Abroad/Cité Universitaire (Paris, France), Summer 2009.

Research Interests

Research interests include perinatal and pediatric outcomes research, specifically in the areas of birth defects and developmental disabilities, and quality improvement of health services delivery. Current activities include health administration work as a first-year LEND trainee and policy research for Nisonger Center’s funding resource project for families of and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Grant & Fellowship Awards

September 2010: Graduate fellowship, The Ohio State University; guaranteed funding for three years of doctoral work.

Summer 2007: National Science Foundation grant, Mitchell Cancer Institute, University of South Alabama College of Medicine; undergraduate research funding.


Harpen M, Barik T, Musiyenko A, Barik S. “Mutational analysis reveals a non-contractile but interactive role of actin and profilin in viral RNA-dependent RNA synthesis.” Journal of Virology, 2009.

“Green Comes with Yellow and Red.” Hybrid Vigor: Science of Green, 2009.

“Delving Deeper: Under the Disguise of Happiness.” Hybrid Vigor: Science of Emotion, 2007.

“When the Music Stops.” Hybrid Vigor: Science of Doomsday, 2008.

Barik T, Zhao KW, Dong JT. “Isolation and identification of proteins interacting with KLF5 transcription factor complex in human epithelial cancer.” Emory Undergraduate Research Journal, Spring 2008.

Barik T, Samant R. “Nuclear transport and localization of MRJ.” National Science Foundation-Research Experiences for Undergraduates Booklet, Summer 2007.


Barik, T. (April 2008). Isolation and identification of proteins interacting with KLF5 transcription factor complex in human epithelial cancer.Emory University Biology Undergraduate Research Symposium, Atlanta, Ga.

Barik, T. (July 2007). Nuclear transport and localization of MRJ. Presented at NSF-REU, University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Mobile, Ala.


We Are Emory 100 Community Builders Award, 2009-2010.

Mu Phi Epsilon Music Honor Society.

National Residence Hall Honorary.