Artist and Researcher




Tasha Golden

is a public health researcher whose work is informed by her career in the arts. As frontwoman & songwriter for the critically-acclaimed band Ellery, Golden's songs have been heard in feature films and TV dramas, and her debut book of poems, Once You Had Hands was a finalist for the 2016 Ohioana Book Award. 
Now a PhD candidate in Public Health, Golden develops interdisciplinary, creative partnerships and practices that address stigma, mental health, policy advocacy, futures literacy, and critically reflective research & education processes. 

Golden also consults for organizations, communities, and awareness campaigns to develop creative, research-based strategies that further their goals... 
And she leads writing workshops for incarcerated teen women in OH and KY, who are among her greatest teachers.

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