Elizabeth Rose, EdD, MPH, MEd

Co-Director, MPH Program, Global Health track
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Office Address
2525 West End Ave, Suite 750
(615) 875-9442

Global Health Topics:

  • Education and Training (Capacity Strengthening)
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Refugee and Immigrants
  • Research Colonialism
  • Program Management
  • Leadership

Elizabeth S. Rose, Ed.D., M.P.H., M.Ed., is a Co-director for the Global Health track in the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) Program and an Assistant faculty member in Pediatrics. Her professional passion lies at the intersection of education and health in helping others enhance their skill sets to lead their communities to improved health outcomes.

Elizabeth’s work at VIGH is focused on medical and public health student immersion and research courses as well as managing the University of Zambia-Vanderbilt University Partnership. While at VIGH, she has shepherded global health education initiatives at Vanderbilt, including the Graduate Certificate in Global Health; School of Medicine Global Health Integrated Science Course, Advanced Elective, and Research Immersion; M.P.H. Global Health track mentoring committees and courses; M.P.H. Career Development series; Global Health Case Competition and Research Symposium; and GlobalVU Global Health column. She has been a member of the IMPH Education and Career Development working group and the Global Education working group. Elizabeth is an annual guest lecturer in M.P.H. courses, the M.P.H. Career Development series, and the Vanderbilt Institute for Research Development and Ethics, providing sessions on project management, writing, networking, and leadership.

Internationally, Elizabeth works with the VIGH Education & Training team to develop training programs for a variety of learners. She has co-led teams to develop international educational programs including an online research methods course for Kenyan nurse anesthetists and faculty development programs in leadership, educational pedagogy, and mentorship for faculty at the University of Zambia and in Ethiopia. She has also assisted with the educational efforts of the PEER Liberia grant

Elizabeth has a Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) with a concentration in Organizational Leadership Studies. Her dissertation focused on the experiences of sub-Sahara African academic biomedical researchers to learn more about their experiences, leadership development, and perception of research partnerships.

Prior to VIGH, Elizabeth earned a M.P.H. with a Global Health concentration and a Master of Education (M.Ed.) with an International Education Policy and Management concentration from Vanderbilt. While at Vanderbilt, she was a graduate assistant with the Fulbright-funded Humphrey Fellowship program, where she mentored and led a leadership seminar for international scholars. Her practica included experiences as an educational coordinator with the Nashville International Center for Empowerment (NICE), data analyst with Lwala Community Alliance, and practicum developer with a VIGH CDC-funded grant to create a M.P.H. program at the University of Guyana. Her thesis analyzed the Determinants of Undernutrion in Children Under Five in Zambézia Province, Mozambique. Elizabeth received her B.S. in Middle Childhood Education from Xavier University and then taught for four years (two as a computer teacher and two as a first grade teacher) in a Mexican neighborhood in Chicago.

Ed.D., M.Ed., Vanderbilt Peabody College of Education and Human Development
M.P.H., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine