Ciara Weets

Senior Research Associate and Project Manager

Ciara Weets is a Senior Research Associate and Project Manager at the Center for Global Health Science and Security, and a second year Master’s student in Georgetown University’s Global Infectious Disease program, pursuing a track in Science Policy. She graduated from Georgetown University in December 2022 with a B.S. in Science and Technology in International Affairs and a minor in Spanish.

As an undergraduate, Ciara joined the Center as an Undergraduate Research Assistant in Summer 2021 and contributed to the collation and curation of Health Security Net, a repository of pandemic preparedness and response documents for pandemics before 2020, and the COVID-AMP project. During her time as an undergraduate, Ciara also served as a TA in the Biology department and spent five years playing for Georgetown’s Varsity Field Hockey team.

Ciara’s research focuses on analyzing and modeling the interactions between health policy, the environment and infectious disease dynamics. Specific research interests include antimicrobial resistance (AMR), climate change, childhood vaccination policies, and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). Her recent articles published in BMJ Global Health focus on international health financing, disease outbreak notification, and WASH policies with implications for AMR. At the Center, Ciara works with Dr. Rebecca Katz, contributing to and leading projects mapping and analyzing the relationship between global health policies and health indicators.