Yale University

LaToya Tyson

  • Member, Community Advisory Board, CIRA


LaToya holds DPH certifications in STI counseling and testing (via urine and phlebotomy) and effective behavioral interventions (EBIs) such as Testing Together, Drug User Health, Motivational Interviewing, CLEAR, and SISTA. LaToya has undergone training to utilize social networking strategies, how to expand PrEP access and how to provide services to diverse groups including Trans women, MSM of color, aging HIV+ individuals and those who have experienced sexual and domestic violence. LaToya is fluent in Spanish.

LaToya's career in HIV has gradually elevated her from Peer Advocate to Peer Educator to Medical Case Manager to Prevention Health Outreach Educator to Prevention Services Specialist to Prevention Program Manager to Associate Director of Prevention and finally landing at Director of Harm Reduction and Prevention. Other professionals, in the field, describe LaToya as a committed, dedicated and knowledgeable worker who works hard and selflessly. She is seen as someone who cares very deeply about her work and the people she affects. LaToya is described as a compassionate empath who serves as a glue to hold everything together while simultaneously supporting others in a fair, equitable way. LaToya is said to "dance to the beat of her own drum".