Below is a list of the Northwestern COVID-19 Vaccine Communication and Evaluation Network (CoVAXCEN) administrative personnel.
Kate Klein, MA, MPH
Senior Associate Director, Institute for Global Health
Klein serves as the associate director at the Institute for Global Health. She is responsible for the effective operations of the institute's research and administrative activities as well as the development, oversight and management of international education in clinical medicine and research opportunities for Feinberg School of Medicine students. Klein oversees the integration of all international educational programs for Feinberg and is responsible for developing and maintaining the school’s global educational partnerships.
Prior to joining the institute, Klein worked on the Zika virus response at the American Academy of Pediatrics. She also worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the Vietnam country office and at headquarters in Atlanta on the Global Health Security Agenda. She also served as the associate director for the Program of African Studies at Northwestern.
Klein holds a master's of public health from Northwestern University and a master's degree in anthropology from American University.
Program Coordinator, Institute for Global Health
Kristen Weber supports the communication efforts of the Institute for Global Health, including the dissemination of research, news, and announcements. In addition, Kristen oversees and facilitates the IGH website, monthly newsletter, and IGH social media channels. She also supports the Institute's "First Friday" Seminar Series and other events.
Associate Director, Center for Communication and Health
Rosa Ortiz joined Northwestern in 2013 and serves as associate director in the Center for Communication and Health. Her role includes research administration as well as finance and operations management for the Center. Before joining Northwestern, Rosa was a business manager at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) serving in a dual capacity for the College of Pharmacy and the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System. While at UIC, she garnered 12 years of experience in research administration and navigating budgetary operations under State of Illinois governance.
Rosa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Northwestern University and is currently a Master of Science in Data Science student at Northwestern.
Stefanie Z. Demetriades
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Communication and Health
Stefanie Demetriades is a communication scholar working at the intersection of health, policy, and society. Her research focuses on how effective messaging can overcome barriers of knowledge, access, and resistance. Her work has been published in the Journal of Health Communication, Health Communication, and the Journal of Communication, among others. She received her PhD from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in 2020, and holds a Master’s degree in Public Diplomacy and BA in International Relations.
Program Assistant, Center for Communication and Health
Edyta Wojno is the Program Assistant in the Center for Communication and Health at Northwestern University. She also collaborates with the Master of Science in Health Communication program.
Prior to joining Northwestern, Edyta worked for two nonprofit organizations, the Polish American Association (PAA) and Coalition of Limited English-Speaking Elderly (CLESE). Among many positions held during her ten years at PAA, she served as Senior Case Manager, Workforce Investment Act Case Manager, and Resource Room Coordinator/ Computer Literacy Instructor.
Edyta holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Northeastern Illinois University.