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Tomia Austin, DrPH


Tomia Austin, DrPH

Tomia Austin, DrPH is a behavioral scientist, health educator, and researcher, is the Executive Director of the As One Foundation. It was established to help empower youth to unlock their full potential — through athletics, education, and spiritual enrichment. Since the foundation was also established to honor the memory of the founder’s late brother, who died of dehydration complicated by sickle cell trait, Dr. Austin authored a program — Operation Hydration — to bring awareness to sickle cell trait and promote hydration as prevention of its adverse health effects. Under Dr. Austin’s leadership, the foundation helps to educate the public through a curriculum, various events, and programming.

Dr. Austin’s nearly 20 years of dedicated work in the non-profit sector fuels her pursuit of health literacy for disadvantaged populations – especially young athletes of color. Her work focus and research interest areas include genetics, sickle cell anemia and sickle cell trait, dehydration, asthma, sports, physical activity, and obesity across many groups. Dr. Austin has had experience in community settings on local, county, state, national, and international levels, laying the foundation for globally impactful contributions in her fields. She lives in Metro Atlanta with her husband, Douglas.

Tomia Austin, DrPH

Executive Director of As One Foundation

Certified Sickle Cell Counselor & Educator

Technical Advisor/Consultant for Sickle Cell Trait & Disease research

Mobile: 914-625-8712

Email: [email protected]

Instagram/Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn: @AsOneFoundation