Carlotta Jarach obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology from University of Milan (Italy) and a Joint Master’s degree in Communication Management and Health from VirginiaTech (USA) and the University of Lugano (Switzerland). Those degrees allowed her to work as an epidemiologist back in Italy for almost two years while being at the same time a freelance science editor and health journalist.
Her main research interests include ageing in Europe, health policy and the social determinants of health; she is in the process of obtaining her third Master's degree in Biostatistics which is intensifying her quantitative skills in the field. Currently, she is a Doctoral student at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Be'er Sheva (Israel) with an academic secondment at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in Halle Saale (Germany) and a non-academic one at AGE Platform Europe in Brussels (Belgium). Carlotta now holds a Marie Curie Fellowship as an Early Stage Researcher as part of the TRANS-SENIOR Innovative Training Network, and the objective of her Ph.D. seeks to deliver guidance and practical tools for supporting optimal transitions among senior citizens. You can find more information about her research project here.