Research/Areas of Interest:
Urban agriculture and animal production; Tuberculosis in nonhuman primates; The Peruvian wildlife trade; Infectious diseases in urban rodents; Parenting and family planning amongst veterinarians
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
Marieke Rosenbaum is the Track Leader for the Combined DVM-MPH pathway at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine with a secondary appointment in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at the Tufts University School of Medicine. Prior to her current career, Dr. Rosenbaum was a licensed wildlife rehabilitator at WildCare, Inc., in Orleans, MA, as well as an aquarist in the Penguin Department at the New England Aquarium. While pursuing her veterinary and public health training at Tufts University, she completed a 2-year Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars program in Peru where she studied infectious diseases among primates involved in the wildlife trade, and leptospirosis in livestock, dogs, and wild rodents in an area of the high jungle were this disease is endemic in rice cultivators.
Her academic and research interests are focused on health and disease in the context of human-animal relationships. Her current global research activities include studying infectious disease ecology in Peruvian nonhuman primates from a variety of interfaces for human-primate interactions (ie wetmarkets, pet primates, sanctuaries, road side attractions), and how cohabitation with production animals may affect the microbiota of Guatemalan children. Locally, Dr. Rosenbaum studies lead and Salmonella in urban chicken flocks, and Staphylococcus aureus carriage and antimicrobial resistance in greater Boston's urban rodent population. In addition, Dr. Rosenbaum has embarked on research aimed at improving the quality of life for veterinarians and veterinary trainees who also wish to raise a family.