Karen Kosinski

Karen Kosinski

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(617) 627-4812
574 Boston Ave


  • PhD, Tufts University, Medford, United States
  • MSPH, Tulane University, New Orleans, United States
  • BS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, United States


Karen Claire Kosinski received her Ph.D. in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering from Tufts University, her MSPH with a Concentration in Parasitology from Tulane University, and her B.S. in Biotechnology from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Dr. Kosinski's research interests mainly focus on global health, infectious diseases, urogenital schistosomiasis (UGS), water infrastructure, engineering interventions, risk mapping, and quantitative data analysis.

In the past, she has worked on the design, implementation, and evaluation of techniques to prevent urogenital schistosomiasis (UGS) and on risk mapping to understand the distribution of UGS in rural Ghana. She has also investigated the spatial distribution of UGS, particularly with respect to the heterogeneity of infection and disease within and among communities. She collaborates with investigators at many institutions, including at Tufts in A&S and the Friedman School of Nutrition, Boston Medical Center, the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) in Ghana, Ghana Health Service (GHS), the Community Water and Sanitation Agency in Ghana, Yale, and Harvard.

In 2016, she and her collaborators received a Tufts Innovates award. She is part of the team that competed successfully for an R-34 grant through the National Institutes of Health (2013-2015) and a TII grant through the Tufts Institute for Innovation (2014-2015). She was awarded a 2014 Zucker Center Research Award and a 2014 Charlton Grant.