Tarra McNally was the assistant director of implementation and practice at the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California through 2023. She is a medical anthropologist with over 17 years of experience in maternal and child health, reproductive health, gender-based violence prevention and HIV/AIDS.
She has conducted monitoring and evaluation work for private foundations as well as non-governmental organizations with PEPFAR and U.S. Department of Defense funding. She received her master’s degree in anthropology from Boston University and a master’s in public health from the University of Arizona.
McNally is a doctoral candidate at Victoria University of Wellington developing a national model to integrate maternity service clinical guidelines on pre-eclampsia and hypertension into clinical practice.