Tyler Logan is a Senior Equity and Philanthropy Consultant and is a strong advocate for addressing health equity through social justice frameworks or evidence-based practices. As a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in the public health field, as well as, a graduate of the University of South Florida’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace program, much of Tyler’s research and professional experiences have been embedded in identifying how socio-environmental, historical, and systemic factors affect the health and wellbeing of marginalized communities, while working with philanthropic and nonprofit organizations to find innovative equitable solutions that directly address this.
Logan led Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI) strategy, strategic planning, quality improvement and qualitative evaluation sessions with public healthcare systems and leadership across Michigan, fueling his interest in the intersections between public health practice, philanthropy and community engagement. Logan has built a passion around the intersectionality of public health and the criminal-legal system, including leading a national community of practice webinar series providing best practices for COVID-19 mitigation strategies in local county jails and addressing health equity in jails through grant-funded projects. Since then, Logan has worked with teams across the nation to secure funding from national (CDC, SAMHSA, United States Committee on Refugees & Immigrants, National Council for Behavioral Health), Public Health Institutes and the State of Michigan, as well as community organizations and philanthropic groups (Community Foundations, Ethel & James Flinn Foundation, MI Justice Fund, etc.), to research and evaluate grant-funded projects. This diverse pool of managed projects directly addresses behavioral and public health disparities in BIPOC communities, youth, and in criminal-legal populations such as juvenile and adult persons in carceral settings.
Logan has participated in statewide efforts to address health equity in Michigan and beyond, through participation on the Governor’s Racial Disparities Taskforce and similar local community groups. Logan is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, the American Public Health Association, the Network for Public Health Law, National Association for Health Service Executives, and is connected to a network of Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (JEDI) experts throughout the country. Currently, Logan provides leadership for projects with clients including but not limited to W.K. Kellogg Foundation (nationwide), other philanthropic or nonprofit organizations, and local, state, or federal governments. He also provides consultation for culturally responsive and equity-centered projects, supporting internal and external efforts to disrupt inequitable processes and outcomes to further advance racial equity, racial healing, and anti-oppression work.