Marieke Rosenbaum

Marieke Rosenbaum, M.P.H., D.V.M.

(617) 605-9089
Research/Areas of Interest:

Urban agriculture and animal production; Tuberculosis in nonhuman primates; The Peruvian wildlife trade; Infectious diseases in urban rodents.


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts-Cummings School of VM, USA, 2014
  • Master of Public Health, Tufts University, USA, 2014
  • Master of Science, Tufts University, USA, 2014
  • BA, Allegheny College, Meadville, United States, 2004


Dr Rosenbaum is a research veterinarian and assistant professor of veterinary public health in the department of Infectious Disease and Global Health at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Her academic and research interests are focused on the public health implications of synanthropic animal species in domestic and global urban environments, and the mechanisms by which human-animal interactions in these contexts contribute to human health and disease. Through collaborations with NGOs, government, and academic institutions, she is studying urban rats in Boston as vectors for infectious disease and antimicrobial resistance gene dispersal. Her research group has identified that antimicrobial resistant S. aureus and influenza A virus, pathogens not traditionally associated with rodent reservoirs, are circulating in Boston's rat population, highlighting novel systems for pathogen dispersal that are understudied yet relevant to public health and urban planning. Globally, she studies zoonotic disease transmission and public health risk associated with illegal trafficking of Neotropical primates in Peru.