Tanaya Tonpay

Public Health and Climate Planner II

Department: Public Health


Tanaya works with the Public Health team as the Public Health and Climate Planner II. In her work, Tanaya collaborates within MAPC and with the external partners to work at the intersection of climate change and public health in improving health outcomes, climate resiliency, and promoting health equity across region.

Before coming to MAPC, Tanaya worked as a research assistant on a NIH-funded research program, focusing on how environmental factors influence child health outcomes, at Johns Hopkins University. Tanaya also worked with Texas A&M University as a graduate research assistant on environmental justice projects, studying environmental exposures in superfund sites of Greater Houston, TX.

Tanaya holds a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) with a major in Environmental Health, from Texas A&M School of Public Health; and a Bachelor’s in Dental Surgery (BDS) from India.

Areas of expertise include: Environmental health, Climate justice, Climate resilience, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).