Tariana V. Little


Driven by science, storytelling, and social justice, Tariana V. Little’s work embodies what she calls “intentional creativity for social change.” She teaches about innovation and entrepreneurship (HPM 557), serves on the Doctor of Public Health program Admissions Committee, and is a graduate practicum preceptor for the Master’s program in Health Management.

Working at the intersections of public health, communications, and business, Tariana is the founding CEO of EmVision Productions, a media boutique in MA that helps visionary organizations convey their value and values. Leveraging their Social Impact Storytelling™ framework, their portfolio of clients include The Boston Foundation, Amplify Latinx, The Jimmy Fund/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston Medical Center, The City of Chelsea, and other notable organizations.

Prior to HSPH, she managed the launch and expansion of UMass Boston’s Office of Health Disparities Research and Training and served in the American Journal of Public Health’s inaugural Student Media Think Tank, helping to rebrand the Journal’s media presence for future generations. Tariana has also worked in health-related projects in the US, Dominican Republic, Mexico (lived), Spain (lived), and Kenya.

Tariana has been engaged in her native Boston since high school as a Youth Leader at Sociedad Latina and Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción, two leading Latinx community development organizations in the city. Since then, she has been appointed to Mayor Walsh’s SPARK Boston millennial leadership council, helped the Obama Foundation to inspire and train over 150+ young leaders as a Boston Peer Leader, and served on the MA Commission on LGBTQ Youth.

Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Health Quality Partners and Union Capital Boston. She previously served on the Community Advisory Board of the Gastón Institute for Latino Public Policy, the Diversity Board of the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, and the Boston Chapter Board of New Leaders Council (alum).

Tariana holds a Doctor of Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, graduate degrees from Tufts University School of Medicine, UMass Boston, and UMass Medical School, and undergraduate degrees from UMass Boston and Roxbury Community College. She is a METCO alumna.