Meet Our Study Staff
For our pilot study, study staff distributed the bracelets and tracked data. In Peru our study staff were university and master's students, nurses, and public health workers. In Ecuador local Ministry of Health nurses served as study staff. Study staff for our upcoming trial will be local health workers in each country.
Alex Bozzette, our beloved Ecuador Project Coordinator, passed away on February 1, 2016. You can read about how he impacted Alma Sana here.
Alex Bozzette, Tena, Ecuador Project Coordinator, Phase I, received his Masters of Science in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He received his Bachelor of Science in Science, Technology, and International Affairs with a concentration in Global Health from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in 2012, where he graduated with honors for his thesis on multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Alex’s thesis study, made possible by the 2011 Circumnavigators Club undergraduate research grant, took him to Ecuador, Peru, Tanzania, Ethiopia, India, and Vietnam, where he interviewed 30 diverse TB specialists about priorities in MDR-TB control. While in London, Alex worked part-time for RoadPeace, the United Kingdom’s national charity for road crash victims, where he studied and advocated for the use of tranexamic acid – a safe and affordable life-saving treatment for acute trauma. After working with Alma Sana, Alex completed a Global Health Corps Fellowship in Burundi and worked with Population Media Center managing their Latin America and East Africa programs until his passing. Alex was passionate about practical public health and loved engaging with global colleagues whenever possible.