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Tatiana Acosta, MD, MPH

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Why did you choose Duke for your residency training?

I chose Duke because of its welcoming environment and the opportunity work alongside outstanding residents, faculty, and staff. 

What excites you about the residency/fellowship program at Duke OB/GYN?

I’m excited about all the opportunities to participate in research, take care of a diverse patient population, and be a part of the Duke OB/GYN family

What are your career goals?

My career goal is to practice as a generalist at a federally qualified health center or health department, and become involved in establishing programs to promote and increase women’s access to health care. 

What are your hobbies?

Kayaking, hiking, relaxing at home and playing with my mischievous ferrets!

Education & Training


UNC-Chapel Hill, 2010

Medical School:

The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, 2017


UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, 2016


Awards & Honors

  • Third Annual Brody Medical Education Day, 1st Place Podium Presentation
  • Delta Omega Theta Honorary Public Health Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • John M. Gibbons Medical Student Award
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society


Publications & Presentations

  • Acosta T, Meltzer-Brody, S, Tolleson-Rinehart, S. Academic and Community Partnerships: Telepsychiatry for Perinatal Depression in a Rural Setting [31D]. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2017;129(5)(suppl):49S.
  • Acosta T & Kolasa K. M. Potential Benefits and Possible Side Effects of Wheat Grass. The Daily Reflector. D1, and D3. May 13, 2015.
  • Hua X, Chason K, Jania C, Acosta T, Ledent C, Tilley S. L. Gs-coupled adenosine receptors differentially limit antigen-induced mast cell activation. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2013 Feb; 344(2):426-35. PMID: 23149337

Research Interests

My research interests lie community health and exploring collaborative approaches to improving women’s health.