Dr. Tanya M. Benjamin

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Dr. Tanya M. Benjamin

Part-time Faculty - College of Health and Human Services

Dr. Tanya M. Benjamin, DHSc, MPH, MSN, CHES, RN, APHN-BC is a member of Trident University International's College of Health and Human Services faculty team. Dr. Benjamin is Board Certified in Advanced Public Health Nursing (APHN-BC), and is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). Her educational background is varied. Dr. Benjamin-Wilson has degrees in Business Administration, Nursing, Public Health, and Health Sciences.

Dr. Benjamin is a full-time educator who most recently worked at a Behavioral Health hospital educating and training staff on the facility's policies and procedures. She prepared for that role by working on one of the hospital's Psychiatric/Mental Health units as a Staff Nurse. However, Dr. Benjamin's career expertise has primarily been in Public Health/Nursing within the areas of Immunizations, Women's Health, Child Health, Chronic Disease Prevention, Adolescent/Teen Health, and Infectious Disease Medical Case Management. Prior to that, Dr. Benjamin gained nursing experience as a Staff Nurse on a Medical-Surgical unit at a community Medical Center. Before completing nursing school, Dr. Benjamin spent some years in the U.S. military (both active duty & active reserves).


  • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Benjamin's areas of expertise include:

  • Adult Health Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Public Health
  • Business/Healthcare Administration/Management
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health
  • Professional Development

Military Status

  • Status: Veteran & Spouse (Active Duty)

Education History

  • Doctor of Health Science - Nova Southeastern University
  • Master of Public Health - Florida International University
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Florida Atlantic University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - Saint Leo University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Hampton University
  • Health Promotion & Disease Prevention - Florida International University
  • Associate of Arts - University of West Florida


  • American Nurses Association (Full Membership)
  • Georgia Nurses Association
  • National Student Nurses Association (Sustaining Member)
  • American Public Health Association
  • Georgia Public Health Association
  • Georgia Society for Public Health Education

Honors & Awards

  • HRSA Graduate Traineeship Grant, 2010-2012
  • Phi Kappa Phi, Honor Society, member since 2010
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Nursing Honor Society, member since 2005
  • Golden Key International Honour Society, member since 2004
  • Outstanding Service Award, VA Department of Public Health, 2004
  • Chesapeake General Hospital Nursing Scholarship, 2003-2005