Rogawski, Elizabeth T. (Liz), Ph.D., M.S.P.H.

RogawskiElizabeth-headshot-webDr. 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.

Assistant Professor
Department of Public Health Sciences
Division of Infectious Diseases & International Health, Department of Medicine
Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Epidemiology, 2015

P.O. Box 801379
Tel: (434) 243-3283 / (434) 243-2743
Fax: (434) 924-0075
Carter Harrison Research Bldg MR-6, Room 2520
Health System West Complex, Room 3220


Infectious disease epidemiology; pediatric enteric disease; causal inference; longitudinal data analysis; global health

 Recent publications

  1. Rogawski ET, Bartelt LA, Platts-Mills JA, et al. Determinants and impact of Giardia infection in the first two years of life in the MAL-ED birth cohort. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. November 2016, In press.
  2. Rogawski ET, Platts-Mills JA, Seidman JC, et al. Use of antibiotics in children younger than two years in eight countries: a prospective cohort study. Bulletin of the WHO. 2017 Jan; 95:49-61.
  3. Rogawski ET, Gray CL, Poole C. An argument for renewing focus on epidemiology for public health. Annals of Epidemiology. 2016 Oct; 26(10): 729-733.
  4. Amour C, Gratz J, Mduma E, Svensen E, Rogawski ET, et al. Epidemiology and significance of Campylobacter in children in eight low-resource settings: results from the MAL-ED study. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Nov 1; 63(9): 1171-1179.
  5. Rogawski ET, Westreich DJ, Kang G, Ward HD, Cole SR. Estimating differences and ratios in median times to event. 2016 Nov; 27(6): 848-51.
  6. Westreich D, Edwards JK, Rogawski ET, Hudgens MG, Stuart EA, Cole SR. Causal impact: epidemiologic approaches for a public health of consequence. American Journal of Public Health. 2016 Jun; 106(6): 1011-1012.
  7. Rogawski ET, Meshnick SR, Becker-Dreps S, Adair LS, Sandler RS, Sarkar R, Kattula D, Ward HD, Kang G, Westreich DJ. Reduction in diarrheal rates through interventions that prevent unnecessary antibiotic exposure early in life in an observational birth cohort. J Epidemiol. Community Health. 2015 Nov; 70(5):500-505.
  8. Rogawski ET, Westreich D, Adair LS, Becker-Dreps S, Sandler RS, Sarkar R, Kattula D, Ward HD, Meshnick SR, Kang G. Early life antibiotic exposure is not associated with growth in young children of Vellore, India. J Pediatr. 2015 Nov; 167(5): 1096-1102.e3.
  9. Becker-Dreps S, Allali I, Monteagudo A, Vilchez S, Hudgens M, Carroll I, Rogawski E, Zambrana LE, Espinoza F, Azcarate-Peril M. Gut microbiome composition in young Nicaraguan children during diarrhea episodes and recovery. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Sept; 15-0322.
  10. Rogawski ET, Westreich D, Becker-Dreps S, Adair LS, Sandler RS, Sarkar R, Kattula D, Ward HD, Meshnick SR, Kang G. Antibiotic treatment of diarrhea is associated with decreased time to the next diarrhea episode among young children in Vellore, India. Int J Epidemiol. 2015 Jun; 44(3): 978-987.
  11. Rogawski ET, Westreich D, Becker-Dreps S, Adair LS, Sandler RS, Sarkar R, Kattula D, Ward HD, Meshnick SR, Kang G. The effect of early life antibiotic exposures on diarrheal rates among children in Vellore, India. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2015 Jun; 34(6): 583-588.
  12. Kakkar M, Rogawski ET, Abbas SS, Chaturvedi S, Dhole TN, Hossain SS, Krishnan SK. Acute encephalitis syndrome surveillance, Kushinagar district, Uttar Pradesh, India, 2011-2012. Emerg Infect Dis. 2013 Sept; 19(9): 1361-7.
  13. Rogawski ET, Chaluluka E, Molyneux ME, Feng G, Rogerson SJ, Meshnick SR. The effects of malaria and intermittent preventive treatment during pregnancy on fetal anemia in Malawi. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Oct; 55(8): 1096-102.
  14. Rogawski ET, Congpuong K, Sudathip P, Satimai W, Sug-aram R, Aruncharus A, Darakapong A, Kitchakarn A, Meshnick SR. Active case detection with pooled, real-time PCR to eliminate malaria in Trat province, Thailand. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012 May; 86(5): 789-91.