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Picture of Tahnee C. H. Prokopow, MPH Tahnee C. H. Prokopow Assistant Professor of Biology and Health Professions Advisor


  • Master of Public Health (MPH): Health Behavior & Health Education: University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI 1996
  • Bachelor of Science (BS): Biology, Hope College, Holland, MI 1992

About Professor Prokopow

Ms. Tahnee C. H. Prokopow joined Hope College from the University of Michigan (UM) and brings a wide range of experiences from her 16-year tenure. Ms. Prokopow worked at the UM’s Schools of Public Health and the Medical School. Ms. Prokopow’s areas of expertise include pre-health professions advising and career coaching; diversity in higher education, program management and evaluation; and engagement of special populations in clinical research. While she worked in various roles in the UM Medical School Diversity Office, the role she cherished most was being a medical student and pre-med student advisor. She found her breadth of experiences helpful in advising students along their successful journey to a career in health/biomedical professions. Ms. Prokopow earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Hope College in 1992 and Master’s in Public Health (MPH) in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in 1996.

Professional Experience

  • Pre-Med Advisor, Evaluation Specialist, & Business Manager (Dec 2009 - May 2011)
  • Diversity & Career Development Office (DCDO), University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Assistant Director (Dec 2004 – Nov 2009)
  • DCDO, University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS) Ann Arbor, MI
  • Program Manager (Aug 2002 – Nov 2004)
  • DCDO, UMMS, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Community Outreach Coordinator (as part of position above) (Aug 2002 – Sept 2003)
  • Minority Health Research Program, DCDO, UMMS, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Outreach Coordinator (Jan 2001 - Aug 2002)
  • General Clinical Research Center (GCRC, funded by NIH National Center Research Resources), UMMS
  • Health Science Research Associate (June 1999 – Dec 2000)
  • General Clinical Research Center (GCRC), UMMS, Ann Arbor, MI
    Return to Faculty

    Contact Details

    Phone: 616-395-7720
    Fax: 616-395-7125
    E-mail: prokopow@hope.edu
    Office: Science Center 3057

    Office Hours

    By appointment only. Please contact Jackie DeBoard at deboard@hope.edu to make appointment.