About Taryn R Buckley
Dr. Taryn Rivera Buckley received her Ph.D. in Health Education and Behavior from the College of Health and Human Performance at the University of Florida in 2013. A Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), Dr. Buckley holds both a master’s degree as well as a bachelor’s degree in health science education from the University of Florida. Dr. Buckley is currently the Director of the North Florida AIDS Education and Training Center at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases & Global Medicine. Additionally, she serves as an adjunct lecturer for the Department of Health Education and Behavior and the College of Public Health and Health Professions in a variety of courses for both undergraduate and graduate students since 2014.
Dr. Buckley is a member of several professional organizations including the American College Health Association and the American Evaluation Association. Additionally, over the years she has served on several boards of directors including the Junior League of Gainesville and the Southern Sudan Health Care Organization. She has worked alongside nonprofits and local community agencies planning, implementing and evaluating health education programs for over a decade.
Dr. Buckley’s primary research and instructional areas of interest include: community health, interprofessional education, planning and evaluating programs, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, health education advocacy, budgeting and fiscal management, grant writing and non-profit management.