Laëtitia Diatezua

Research Assistant

Laëtitia Diatezua is a Research Assistant at the Center for Global Health Science and Security where her main areas of work include health systems strengthening, at the facility and policy levels, to bolster overall infectious disease surveillance and detection. Laëtitia concurrently serves as a Global Health Corps Fellow/Research and Knowledge Management Officer implementing MNCH, and Adolescent SRH initiatives in the Rakai and Kyotera Districts of Uganda.

Laëtitia has more than 5 years of experience supporting comprehensive infectious disease surveillance & response, and health services delivery programs, in the US, Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Caribbean. She has led and managed more than 30 AGYW workshops in STEM + Arts & Design empowerment in Peru, Malawi, and Georgia as an implementer for the US Department of State Women in Science (WiSci) S.T.E.A.M. camp, and also served as an invited delegate for US Department of State, and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, ministerial and events 

Among her previous work experiences include Senior Francophone Program Coordinator at the American Society for Microbiology’s Global Laboratory Capacity Building Program, the Program Associate for Women’s Health in West Africa for the Senegal based Yellitaare/Africa Empowerment, and Research Associate for The Bassiouni Group global development consulting firm. Laëtitia holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences from the University of Southern California.

Research Interests:

Antimicrobial Resistance
Infectious Disease Surveillance & Outbreak Response
Neglected Tropical Diseases
Health services delivery to internally/externally displaced persons