Lensa Idossa is an emerging public health leader and advocate for medically underserved populations. Ms. Idossa holds a Master’s degree in Public Health with a concentration on vulnerable populations/global health from Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. Currently, she is the Program Analyst for diverse and medically underserved populations at National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP®)/Be The Match, the global leader in facilitating blood and marrow transplants (BMT) for patients diagnosed with blood disorders.
Ms. Idossa provides expertise in health literacy, cultural competence, language access, medical under-service and translation of research into programs to increase access to BMT for all patients in need. Her responsibilities include development and evaluation of patient education programs for linguistically and culturally diverse populations; co-author for BMT Clinical Trials Network informed consent forms; and training for staff on the application of clear communication best practices. She is a co-Investigator on the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) funded study, Individualized Care Plans for Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Survivors.
- Improving Access to Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Clinical Trials for Patients with Sickle Cell Disease (214)
- National Marrow Donor Program/Be The Match
- Minneapolis, Minnesota