Nora Rosenberg

Nora Rosenberg, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Health Behavior
309 Rosenau Hall
Tidziwe Center, Private Bag A-104
Lilongwe, Malawi


Nora E. Rosenberg, PhD, MSPH, is an infectious diseases epidemiologist with a background in health policy, behavioral science, and implementation science. Her research is focused on developing, implementing, and evaluating HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs in low-resource settings. Her overarching career goal is to support the scale-up of evidence-based interventions in marginalized groups, particularly women of reproductive age. Dr. Rosenberg has expertise in HIV testing, contact tracing, partner services, youth-friendly health services, and health worker capacity-building. She teaches courses on quantitative data analysis, scientific writing, proposal development, and program planning.

Nora Rosenberg in the Gillings News

Research Activities

HIV prevention, testing, care, and  treatment
Multi-level interventions
Adolescent girls and young women
Global health
Sexual behavior

Service Activities

Member of the Adolescent HIV prevention and treatment Implementation Science Alliance (AHISA)

Key Publications

The Impact of Couple HIV Testing and Counseling on Consistent Condom Use among Pregnant Women and their Male Partners: An Observational Study. Rosenberg NE, Graybill LA, Wesevich A, McGrath N, Golin CE, Maman S, Bhushan N, Tsidya M, Chimnodzi L, Kacheyo M, Hoffman I, Hosseinipour MC, Miller WC (2016). JAIDS.

Recruiting Male Partners for Couple HIV Testing and Counseling in Malawi’s Option B+ Program: A Randomized Controlled Trial.  Rosenberg NE, Mtande T, Saidi F, Stanley C, Jere E, Mwangomba L, Kumwenda K, Mofolo I, Miller WC, Hoffman I, Hosseinipour M (2015). Lancet HIV, 2(11), e483-91.

The Effect of HIV Counseling and Testing on HIV Acquisition in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review.  Rosenberg NE, Hauser BM, Ryan J, Miller WC (2016). Sexually Transmitted Infections, Aug.


  • PhD, Epidemiology, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, 2012
  • MSPH, Health Policy and Management, Certificate in Global Health, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, 2005
  • BA with honors, Latin American Studies, Brown University, 2001