GLOBAL HEALTH & SOCIAL MEDICINE
Dr. Franke applies robust epidemiologic methods to intractable conditions disproportionately affecting poor people in diverse settings around the world. Her research spans infectious diseases (tuberculosis [TB], HIV, cholera) and chronic diseases (diabetes, hypertension, depression) and focuses on the identification of effective care delivery strategies for patients with these conditions.
Dr. Franke earned a BA degree in sociology and Spanish from Colby College. She then went to work as a research analyst for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Epidemiology & Immunization Surveillance Program and as a research assistant with Partners In Health in Lima, Peru. While pursuing her doctoral degree in epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, she conducted field research at Partners In Health sites in Peru and Rwanda. She joined the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine in 2010. In addition to pursuing independent research, Dr. Franke is a member of the Global Health Research Core. In this role, she serves as lead epidemiologist and analyst for multiple research projects of the Global Health Delivery Partnership, including projects based in Haiti, Papua New Guinea, and Mexico.
PLoS neglected tropical diseases, January 31, 2019
PLoS neglected tropical diseases, January 30, 2019
BMC infectious diseases, November 15, 2018
The Lancet. Global health, September 1, 2018
PloS one, July 5, 2018
Journal of clinical microbiology, February 22, 2018
PloS one, February 15, 2018
BMJ global health, February 15, 2018
AIDS and behavior, January 1, 2018
The Journal of nutrition, January 1, 2018