Tammy Mentzel, MPH

Assistant Director for Special Programs and Projects
Cincinnati Cancer Center

Tammy Mentzel joined the Cincinnati Cancer Center (CCC) as assistant director for programs and projects in 2019. In this role, she manages the center’s membership-related activities and initiatives, as well as, provides support to faculty research leaders which coordinate the CCC’s basic, clinical, and population-based scientific programs. In addition she administers the center’s pilot grant programs and manages special projects on behalf of its leadership. Utilizing best practices and NCI-compliant guidelines, she focuses efforts upon building membership-focused administrative processes and support systems which promote development of a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary center of excellence in cancer research.

She is actively involved with community outreach and engagement with numerous agencies including the Urban Health Community Advisory Board, First Ladies for Health Family Health Day, and the Creating Healthy Communities Coalition focused on increasing health equity in underserved populations in Greater Cincinnati through advocacy and collaboration.

Tammy joins the CCC from UC’s College of Nursing where she was the program director of two major UC initiatives aimed at bolstering diversity in the health care workforce and eliminating health disparities in urban communities by identifying, testing and adopting evidence-based strategies and tools. In addition, she has provided leadership and administrative support on four other funded research projects totaling over $4.6 million.

She received both her BS in Health Services Administration and Master’s in Public Health from the University of Cincinnati. She was also a member of 2017 cohort of the UC Women Lead Program.