Nora Rosenberg (Fall, 2011)
December 27, 2011
2011 Winstanly Scholar
“A colleague once described an ideal career as one that combines ‘the world’s great need with your great joy,'” Nora Rosenberg remembers. “I am fortunate to have found this type of career.”
Rosenberg works in parts of sub-Saharan Africa heavily affected by HIV, where the need for public health solutions is great. Applying her analytic skills toward a better understanding of those needs keeps her engaged and passionate.
“My dissertation research is based in rural South Africa, where half the women my age are infected with HIV,” Rosenberg says. “I am assessing whether HIV counseling and testing has an impact on sexual behavior and on HIV acquisition. I am motivated by the possibility that my findings will influence how HIV counseling and testing is delivered and ultimately help slow the spread of HIV.”
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