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Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, MS


Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako is a 4th year medical student at the Yale School of Medicine. He grew up in Yaounde, Cameroon. He earned a B.S. in civil and environmental engineering from Howard University, and a Masters in Bioengineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests include cardiovascular health, addiction medicine and the built environment's impact on health. He is currently spending his research year as a fellow in the Center for Emergency Care and Policy Research at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

He writes about racism in medical education in the medical student magazine “In-Training” in his column "White Coat and a Hoodie." He is the host of the a podcast focusing on health disparities called “Flip The Script.” In his spare time, Max enjoys playing tennis.

Education & Training

  • MS
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Bioengineering (Dept of Mechanical Engineering) (2015)
  • BS
    Howard University, Civil and Environmental Engineering (2013)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Honorable Mention, Best AbstractAmerican Society of Addiction Medicine2020
Early Career Investigator Travel AwardAmerican Heart Association, Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Conference2019