Rosanna Batista

Rosanna M. Batista

Rosie is a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) student at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. She earned her MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Boston University School of Public Health. She volunteered in Uganda, East Africa where she focused on program development and writing policies to protect orphans impacted by HIV/AIDS. She worked at AIDS Action Committee, Boston, coordinating direct health and concrete services for HIV+ and AIDS clients. She managed an ADHD research study at Boston Children’s Hospital. She managed community health workers at MGH Chelsea in prevention services. She spent eight years as a Healthy Families quality assurance specialist where she used her analytical, child development, and contract management skills. In her recent role at East Boston Social Centers, she is the Director of Resilient Families Every Child Shines a parent-led, community-wide, and social justice-oriented initiative to achieve equitable educational outcomes in early childhood.

Rosie’s project will focus on improving policies and practices in the child welfare services of Mississippi. Rosie will help to establish a Child Welfare council comprised of key stakeholders.