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Research Associate II

Contact Info

415 N. Washington Street, 5th Floor

Research Interests

public health advocacy; communication; digital marketing; implementation science
Experiences & Accomplishments
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
As a faculty member in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Rose Weeks, MPH accelerates the translation of science to practice at the Bloomberg School’s International Vaccine Access Center, Johns Hopkins Center for Indigenous Health, and Center for Global Digital Health Innovation. Ms. Weeks conducts qualitative and implementation science research to inform communications and advocacy strategies for vaccine access and behavioral health projects. She received her bachelor’s degree from Vassar College and her MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she is an enrolled DrPH student in Implementation Science program.

She serves as Sr. Communications Advisor for the Center for Indigenous Health, providing strategic advice on public engagement and advocacy strategies to scale up evidence-based practices across Indigenous communities.

Rose also serves as the Project Director for the VIRA chatbot project and has led the team since inception from conceptualization to optimization of the VIRA chatbot, developing partnerships across the private sector with IBM, Vonage, and Meta, and in the public sector with governmental advocacy agencies, CDC, and health departments.
Honors & Awards
Team lead for Anthem Awards-winning VIRA chatbot project
Select Publications
Most recent publications
  • Weeks R, Cooper L, Sangha P, Sedoc J, White S, Toledo A, Gretz S, Lahav D, Martin N, Michel A, Lee JH, Slonim N, Bar-Zeev N. Chatbot-Delivered COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Message Preferences of Young Adults and Public Health Workers in Urban American Communities: Qualitative Study. J Med Internet Res. 2022 Jul 6;24(7):e38418. doi: 10.2196/38418. PMID: 35737898; PMCID: PMC9301547.
  • Weeks R, Sangha P, Cooper L, Sedoc J, White S, Gretz S, Toledo A, Lahav D, Hartner AM, Martin NM, Lee JH, Slonim N, Bar-Zeev N. Usability and Credibility of a COVID-19 Vaccine Chatbot for Young Adults and Health Workers in the United States: Formative Mixed Methods Study. JMIR Hum Factors. 2023 Jan 30;10:e40533. doi: 10.2196/40533. PMID: 36409300; PMCID: PMC9947824.
  • Weeks R, White S, Hartner AM, Littlepage S, Wolf J, Masten K, Tingey L. COVID-19 Messaging on Social Media for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities: Thematic Analysis of Audience Reach and Web Behavior. JMIR Infodemiology. 2022 Nov 25;2(2):e38441. doi: 10.2196/38441. PMID: 36471705; PMCID: PMC9709694.
  • O'Keefe VM, Waugh E, Grubin F, Cwik M, Chambers R, Ivanich J, Weeks R, Barlow A. Development of "CULTURE FORWARD: A strengths and culture-based tool to protect our native youth from suicide". Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2022 Oct;28(4):587-597. doi: 10.1037/cdp0000546. Epub 2022 Jun 30. PMID: 35771514; PMCID: PMC9588522.
  • Limaye RJ, Holroyd TA, Blunt M, Jamison AF, Sauer M, Weeks R, Wahl B, Christenson K, Smith C, Minchin J, Gellin B. Social media strategies to affect vaccine acceptance: a systematic literature review. Expert Rev Vaccines. 2021 Aug;20(8):959-973. doi: 10.1080/14760584.2021.1949292. Epub 2021 Jun 30. PMID: 34192985.
Rotavirus Organization of Technical Allies (ROTA) Council
PCV Impact in Nepal