DeBran Tarver, PhD, MPH

Qualitative Research Analyst


DeBran Tarver, PhD, MPH, is a Qualitative Research Analyst for the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA), providing expertise and support for research projects that advance the quality of medication use.  She provides technical support and assists in the development, execution and dissemination of PQA’s research studies.  

DeBran joined PQA from the Hemophilia Federation of America where she was a senior research analyst and worked on a couple of PCORI projects including Females in Research Sharing and Translation (FIRST) and Women in Research Engaging while Distanced (WIRED). During this time, she was also a program manager for Citizen Physicians where she developed educational resources for medical students to use in health professions schools across the country.  As a research assistant she was lead evaluator and program manager for the Color It Real HIV Substance Abuse Prevention Program for Young Adults (funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration); data manager for a qualitative high school abstinence-based intervention comparison group; database manager and lead data collector for a cancer fatigue study; and provided daily project management for an HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention programs.

DeBran received her PhD in Community Health and Human Services from the University of Alabama and her MPH from Morehouse School of Medicine.