Elizabeth Rogawski headshot

Elizabeth T. McQuade

Assistant Professor
Unit: School of Medicine
Department: PBHS Public Health Sciences Admin
Office location and address
Carter Harrison Research Bldg MR-6, Room 2520
1335 Lee St
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Epidemiology, 2015

Dr. Rogawski is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences. She received her PhD in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with a focus in infectious disease epidemiology and international health. Her research interests are in pediatric enteric disease in low-resource settings. Specifically, she focuses on the complex interactions between early childhood diarrhea, enteropathogen infections, environmental enteropathy, antibiotic use, and their effects on child health and development. The majority of her fieldwork has been based in South Africa and India. As a faculty fellow in the Center for Global Health, she works with a multidisciplinary team of collaborators and students to study the effectiveness of a point-of-use water treatment technology to prevent child stunting in rural South Africa. She is also interested in developing novel causal inference-based methods to generate epidemiologic evidence that is relevant to public health interventions and policy.

Translation of epidemiologic findings in enteric disease to public health action
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Allergy & Infectious Disease
December 20, 2017 – November 30, 2022
PHS 7011: Epidemiologic Methods for Outcomes Research
Credits: 3
This course enriches and extends the fundamental principles of epidemiology introduced in PHS 7010. Students learn the assumptions necessary for causal inference and how to comprehensively consider multiple sources of bias using causal diagrams. These topics are covered in the context of randomized clinical trails, cohort studies, and case control studies with training in the analysis of data with binary, continuous, and time-to-event outcomes. Prerequisite PHS 7010
PHS 8880: Integrative Learning RP Part 1
Credits: 2
Practicum associated with Methods Course for Research in Practice Concentration. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
PHS 8930: Integrative Learning Experience RP Part 2
Credits: 1–3
The culminating experience project should demonstrate application of knowledge acquired in the MPH program to a real-world public health issue. Students write a paper & create a poster for presentation describing their projects. Students also take a review test of basic material from the core public health disciplines & complete a competency self-assessment to obtain feedback on their progress & accomplishments achieved by the end of the program. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.