Rosa Smith, MPH
Research Associate I

Areas of Focus: Latino health, vulnerable populations, health literacy, promotoras de salud/community health worker programs

Rosa has been a member of the KDHRC team since 2012. She has worked extensively on Latino health and vulnerable population programs, where she has led program development by creating educational materials, including print and online training and implementation guides, websites, videos, and outreach materials, for multiple NIH-funded SBIR Fast Track grants.

Currently, Rosa is the program manager for KDHRC’s Latino health programs. In this role, she oversees program development and evaluation to develop culturally appropriate, bilingual English-Spanish content for Latino audiences.

Academically, Rosa has a broad background in social science and public health. She earned a B.A. in History from Wellesley College and an M.P.H. in Epidemiology from Georgia State University. Prior to working at KDHRC, Rosa worked at the American Cancer Society fundraising for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk and as a graduate intern in the Grady Hospital system.

In her time away from KDHRC, Rosa enjoys reading newspapers and history books, exploring Atlanta neighborhoods with her two dogs, and planning or embarking on gastronomical excursions.