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Bio: Dr. Marieke Rosenbaum is the Track Leader for the Combined DVM-MPH pathway at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine with a secondary appointment in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at the Tufts University School of Medicine. Prior to her current career, Dr. Rosenbaum was a licensed wildlife rehabilitator at WildCare, Inc., in Orleans, MA, as well as an aquarist in the Penguin Department at the New England Aquarium. While pursuing her veterinary and public health training at Tufts University, she completed a 2-year Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars program in Peru where she studied infectious diseases among primates involved in the wildlife trade, and leptospirosis in livestock, dogs, and wild rodents in an area of the high jungle were this disease is endemic in rice cultivators.

Dr. Rosenbaum’s academic and research interests are focused on health and disease in the context of human-animal relationships. Her current global research activities include studying infectious disease ecology in Peruvian nonhuman primates from a variety of interfaces for human-primate interactions (i.e., wetmarkets, pet primates, sanctuaries, road side attractions), and how cohabitation with production animals may affect the microbiota of Guatemalan children. Locally, Dr. Rosenbaum studies lead and Salmonella in urban chicken flocks, and Staphylococcus aureus carriage and antimicrobial resistance in greater Boston’s urban rodent population. In addition, Dr. Rosenbaum has embarked on research aimed at improving the quality of life for veterinarians and veterinary trainees who also wish to raise a family.

Location: Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
200 Westboro Road
Grafton, MA 01536

Description: The Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health (IDGH), established in 2013, combines four important areas of expertise within Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University: public/population health, international medicine, wildlife and conservation medicine, and infectious disease research. The alignment of these areas promotes cross-disciplinary strengths that are important in achieving our goal of improving human, animal and ecosystem health locally, nationally and internationally. The department is comprised of clinicians, basic scientists and field researchers who are dedicated to teaching, clinical service and global health research.