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Marieke Rosenbaum

On Public Health and Rat Risks

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Research assistant professor Marieke Rosenbaum says COVID-19 can teach us how to encourage other behavioral changes for health—and plans to test urban rodents.

Marieke Rosenbaum testing a hitech trap outside

Backyard Chickens and the Risk of Lead Exposure

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Urban dwellers need to take precautions to prevent their egg layers from bringing the heavy metal into the food chain
When Teresa McGowan and her husband first bought their Somerville, Massachusetts, home in 2004, one of the first things they did was test the soil in their yard for lead. It was a recommendation from local gardeners, who knew that produce grown in contaminated soil can be dangerous.

Research has shown that lead is a potent neurotoxin, associated with reduced IQ, attention-related behavior problems, and poor academic achievement in children exposed to it through food or environmental factors.

Get the Lead Out

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Best practices for keeping your backyard chickens and family lead-safe.

backyard chicken

A Chicken and Egg Problem

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Urban dwellers looking to raise backyard chickens must take precautions to prevent lead exposure.

The Mother Load

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Women who are pregnant, raising children, or considering parenthood at U.S. veterinary training institutions may lack adequate support.

Mothers Megan Mueller, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, with her son Oliver, 2, Marieke Rosenbaum, Research Assistant Professor of Infectious Disease and Global Health, with her son Zee, 7, and Annie Wayne, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, pose for a group photo in the Agnes Varis Campus Center at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Motherhood and Veterinary School

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Cummings School researchers find that women who are pregnant, raising children, or considering parenthood at U.S. veterinary training institutions may lack adequate support

Lepto-what?

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Leptospirosis, a zoonotic disease—meaning it can be transmitted between animals and humans—is fairly unknown to the general public. But it is important to be aware of