Rosie Batista

Rosie is a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) student at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.   She completed a post-baccalaureate degree at Harvard University and then earned her MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Boston University School of Public Health.  She volunteered in Uganda, East Africa where she focused on program development and writing policies to protect orphans impacted by HIV/AIDS. She then worked at AIDS Action Committee, Boston coordinating direct health and concrete services for HIV+ and AIDS clients.  She managed an ADHD randomized clinical trial at Boston Children’s Hospital. She managed multilingual community health workers at MGH Chelsea Healthcare Center in prevention services. She spent eight years at the Commonwealth of MA Dept of Early Education and Care as a quality assurance specialist where she used her analytical, child development, and contract management skills to oversee a prevention model.   In her recent role at East Boston Social Centers, she is the Director of Resilient Families Every Child Shines a parent-led, community-wide, and social justice-oriented movement to achieve equitable educational and various outcomes in early childhood. Rosie’s project at CFM focuses on innovative approaches for mental health in managed care for children in foster care using Value Based Payments.