The College of Health and Human Services is pleased to announce that Dr. Carolyn Drews-Botsch has joined the College as a professor and chair of the Department of Global and Community Health, effective August 24. Prior to coming to Mason, Drews-Botsch was a tenured professor at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University where her administrative responsibilities included terms as vice chair of the Department of Epidemiology and associate dean in the Laney School of Graduate Studies.
Drews-Botsch’s body of research has focused on the epidemiology of pediatric conditions and the factors, particularly in the perinatal period, that contribute to their etiology. Specifically, Drews-Botsch’s research seeks to carefully apply modern epidemiologic methods to understand the causes and of these conditions. Her research program has included work in a variety of related fields including congenital cataracts, fetal growth restriction – particularly in relationship to placental development, intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders.
Drews-Botsch earned her PhD and MPH from University of California, Los Angeles. She received her BA University of California, San Diego. Read more here.