Rose is currently a third year graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences. She received a M.S. in Global Health and a B.A. in History from the University of Notre Dame. Her master's research involved analyzing the social determinants underlying persistent schistosomiasis in Tanzania despite multiple rounds of drug treatment.
My research interests include developing a socio-ecological systems-based approach to better understand neglected tropical disease transmission, applying novel analytical techniques to quantify the role of structural drivers of disease transmission such as poverty and inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene, and using these results to inform policy-making. Additionally, I am interested in developing and evaluating more sustainable community-based approaches to disease control which shift efforts from exclusively biomedical approaches to ones that address the more structural determinants of disease and build community resilience.