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Theora Tiffney

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Graduate Assistant/Associate, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4601
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Graduate Student
Biology (Biology and Society)
The College of Lib Arts & Sci


Theora Tiffney is a PhD student in the Center for Biology and Society. She is in the Bioethics, Policy, and Law degree track, where her reasearch focuses on ethical and policy issues of responses to infectious disease emergencies. In particular, she is interested in the role that social and structural inequalities, as well as access to affordable health care, play in the containment of epidemics. 

A Duke University Program for Global Policy and Governance Global Health Fellow, she has recently returned from an internship with the World Health Organization as an intern in the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, where she had the privlege of working with the Reseach Capacity Strengthening team for 15 weeks in the summer of 2017. 

Currently, her research centers on the role of drug access in the containment of Hepatitis C in the United States.


Theora Tiffney recieved her bachelors in Biology with a minor in history from the College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2014. 

Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 345Evolution
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 189Life Sciences Career Paths
BIO 311Biology and Society
HPS 340Biology and Society
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 182General Biology II
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 282ConceptualApproachBioMajors II
Honors / Awards

Duke University Program for Global Policy and Governance Global Health Fellow, 2017