An Oklahoma native, Tane Webb received a Bachelor of Science from Oklahoma Baptist University, after which he taught high school science in Miami, Texas. He later earned a Masters of Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health where his research focused on negative health outcomes associated with police practices and the over-criminalization of communities. Since moving to Boston, Tane has served on a special legislative commission focused on behavioral health promotion and is a former member of Boston's Ryan White HIV/AIDS Services Planning Council.
He has worked as an immigration paralegal and interned at Human Impact Partners on their Health Instead of Punishment program. In this role, he sought to build capacity for public health practitioners to strategically involve themselves in criminal and juvenile punishment system reform and partnered with La Union del Pueblo Entero to research the health impacts of forced family separation in the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas.
Currently, Tane works as a Research Analyst with the Joint Committee on Public Health at the Massachusetts Legislature. Tane is passionate about criminal justice reform, corporate social responsibility, harm reduction, and good podcasts.