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Taiga Christie, MPH

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Taiga Christie, MPH

Biography

Taiga Christie is a theater artist, rural health worker and graduate of the Yale School of Public Health. She currently serves in a joint position with the Humanities, Arts and Public Health Practice at Yale Initiative and the Yale Schwarzman Center. In both capacities, she creates arts and public health programming with a social justice focus. In addition to theater creation, direction and lighting design, she has worked in health education, harm reduction, LGBTQ health and prehospital emergency medicine.

Taiga is a founding member of Faultline Ensemble, a company of artists and health workers creating theater to build community resilience. Her creative work stems from studies of community-based performance, physical theater, and Theater of the Oppressed. Counting Pebbles, an original, collaborative performance created as part of her M.P.H. thesis, was recently performed at the Yale Cabaret and received funding for future performances from the Connecticut Office of the Arts. The play focused on work-related trauma and substance use in emergency medical technicians and paramedics. Other credits include Faultline Ensemble’s Holding onto the Sky and Six Billion Utopias.

Education & Training

  • MPH
    Yale School of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences (2019)
  • BA
    Reed College, Theatre/Anthropology (2010)

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