2011 Presidential Management Fellow – Alyson Rose-Wood
Alyson Rose-Wood is a 2011 Presidential Management Fellow with NCI. She has her Master of Science in Global Health and Population with a concentration in Infectious Disease Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. While at Harvard, Alyson studied vector-borne and zoonotic diseases, focusing her research on malaria and the Sin Nombre hanta virus. The child of U.S. diplomats, Alyson grew up in sub-Saharan Africa and Honduras, eventually returning to the United States to attend Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas where she received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Political Science. Due to her peripatetic upbringing, Alyson is proficient in French, Spanish, and Berber, and conversant in Moroccan Arabic. Her interest in public health is inspired by her tenure as a water and sanitation Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco where she worked with the local population and ministry of health officials to design interventions to both prevent and improve health outcomes. In addition to Peace Corps, Alyson has worked at CDC on lead poisoning prevention, investigated urban malaria at the Malaria Research and Training Center at the University of Bamako in Mali, interned at USAID with the President’s Malaria Initiative, and interned at DHHS, where she worked on PEPFAR and gender norms. Alyson is particularly interested in the use of data to inform interventions, using mapping as a health policy tool, and ensuring equitable access to the provision of care in addressing both chronic and infectious disease. She is looking forward to launching her career at NCI and, as a former white water raft guide, is eager to begin running some East Coast rivers with the NIH white water rafting club.