Jenna Coalson

Assistant Professor of the Practice

919 Flanner Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA

Phone: 574-631-3811


Jenna Coalson is an Assistant Professor of the Practice for the Department of Biological Sciences working primarily with the Master of Science in Global Health program. She offers courses in epidemiology and causal inference, specializing in field research methods for international settings. Jenna has an MPH in International Health Epidemiology and an PhD in Epidemiological Sciences from the University of Michigan. Her background in malaria epidemiology involved field and laboratory work with the International Center of Excellence for Malaria Research in Blantyre, Malawi and the Kintampo Health Research Centre in Kintampo, Ghana. She has also performed data management and analyses for research on bed net use in western Kenya and on the relationship between the built environment and mosquito abundance in cities of the Sonoran desert region. Beyond infectious disease studies, her work in ~5 years as an epidemiology consultant gave her broad experience in the conduct of systematic literature reviews for wide-ranging health topics in occupational and chronic disease epidemiology. At Notre Dame, her research focuses on the role of asymptomatic reservoirs and coupled human and natural system interactions in the transmission dynamics of mosquito-borne diseases.