Lensa Idossa, MPHProgram Analyst — Diverse and Medically Underserved Populations

Lensa Idossa is a Program Analyst, Diverse and Medically Underserved Populations at the National Marrow Donor Program/Be The Match. In her role, she provides expertise in health literacy, cultural competence, language access, medical under-service and translation of research into programs to increase access to blood and marrow transplant (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.

Lensa is an emerging public health leader and advocate for medically underserved and vulnerable populations. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Health with a concentration on vulnerable populations/global health from Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, and a B.A in Psychology with a minor in Leadership from the University of Minnesota.