Rosann Costa

Adjunct Lecturer
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
For the past thirteen years, Rosann has been an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics where she has designed the hybrid, summer and online versions of the Fundamentals of Epidemiology course.
Most recently, she has also been involved in the development and teaching of the new Designs, Concepts and Research Methods course.Additionally, for over twenty years, Rosann’s full-time appointment has been at Columbia University as a Co-Investigator involved in the design, implementation and direction of large-scale, NIH-funded, clinical research in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and aging. She has (co)authored several publications.Since 2014, Rosann has also joined the faculty of Adelphi University’s, Graduate School of Public Health as an Adjunct where she has been designing and teaching various graduate public health courses (e.g. Advanced Epidemiology, Cancer Epidemiology, Program Evaluation, Health Policy and Research Methods). Additionally, she is a Capstone Advisor for MPH students.Rosann completed a combined bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Elementary Education at CUNY Queens College, a Master’s Degree in Sociology at New York University and post-graduate coursework in Epidemiology at Columbia University. Before journeying into the field of epidemiology, Rosann was responsible for evaluating federally-funded programs for the NYC Dept. of Education for four years and was also a private tutor. As an undergraduate student, she obtained her initial research experience by conducting data analyses and writing needs-assessment reports for the Helen Keller National Center in Sands Point, NY as well as conducting an evaluation of the CUNY Pre-Freshman Skills Program at CUNY Queens College.
Post-graduate Coursework in Epidemiology from Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
MA in Sociology from New York University
BA in Sociology from Queens College, CUNY
Research Interests
Epidemiology Methods, Clinical Trials, Higher Education Evaluation/Development/ Learning, Online Course Development, SPSS, Alzheimer's Disease, Longevity