Alanna Fogarty, MPH, M.Sc.
Alanna Fogarty is a Research Associate at the Center for Global Health Science and Security. A
recent graduate of Georgetown University’s Master of Science program in Biohazardous Threat
Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases, Alanna will be working with Dr. Sorrell on projects
that focus on biosafety and biosecurity. In this role, Alanna is looking forward to continuing to
deepen her interest in infectious diseases. Currently, Alanna is keen on learning about all types
of infectious diseases, how they impact global health security and one health, and what can be
done to mitigate the spread of infection.
Prior to her studies at Georgetown, Alanna was as a Research Assistant for the School District of
Philadelphia’s health and nutrition team where she assisted with the evaluation of the Eat Right
Philly program, the USDA SNAP-Ed program for the city of Philadelphia. She joined the team
after completing her Master of Public Health in Epidemiology at Drexel University.
While at Drexel, Alanna worked as a Student Researcher for the School’s Department of Civil,
Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, conducting key-informant interviews for an EPA-
funded project that focused on creating an online tool system to guide and support facility
managers in improving their building’s water quality plans to reduce the spread of Legionella.
A native of Ottawa, Canada, Alanna received her Honours Bachelor of Science degree in
Biomedical Science from the University of Ottawa. She is also an avid rower having competed
for Canada in the lightweight double and single at the 2018 Pan-American Games qualification
regatta in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the lightweight double at the 2016 and 2018 World
University Rowing Championships in Poznan, Poland and Shanghai, China.