Rebecca Glassman, MPH

Senior Public Health Researcher and Data Quality Lead, Pandemic Tracking Collective

Rebecca Glassman has a Master’s in Public Health and is a public health researcher who is committed to social justice and health equity. Her research interests include analyzing COVID data reporting across jurisdictions, health disparities in marginalized communities, and mental health epidemiology. She was a core member of the COVID Tracking Project’s data entry and data quality teams. Prior to her work with The COVID Tracking Project, Rebecca was a research project manager at the University of Florida’s College of Medicine.

Authored Content

  • Nov 10 2022
    Blog Post The Increasing Burden of Dengue Fever in a Changing Climate When most people think of climate change, they envision melting icebergs and a rising sea level. While climate change is indeed warming the globe and causing the seas to rise, that is not the only detrimental effect. Disruption of weather patterns can include stronger and more frequent storms, droughts, wildfires, extreme flooding and heat waves. […] Jacqueline Houtman, Jessica Malaty Rivera, Jonathan Gilmour, Lindsey Shultz, Rebecca Glassman, Samuel V. Scarpino
  • Aug 25 2022
    Blog Post There’s Something in the Air: Monitoring Indoor Air for SARS-CoV-2 Public health decisions about Covid-19 depend on knowledge about the level of SARS-CoV-2 circulating in a community. Clinical data obtained from individuals through nasal swab samples is crucial, but with a decrease in case reporting, in part due to increased home testing, the data needed to estimate disease prevalence is becoming less reliable. As an […] Jacqueline Houtman, Jessica Malaty Rivera, Jonathan Gilmour, Kaitlyn Johnson, Lindsey Shultz, Rebecca Glassman
  • Jul 06 2022
    Field Note Tackling the Complexities of Covid-19 Wastewater Surveillance For more than two years, data derived from polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and rapid antigen tests on nasal swabs from individuals has been the primary source of data on Covid-19 in communities. As clinical testing data is becoming less reliably available, wastewater surveillance has emerged as a valuable epidemiological tool. It can detect the presence […] Jacqueline Houtman, Jonathan Gilmour, Lindsey Shultz, Megan Diamond, Rebecca Glassman
  • Apr 05 2022
    Blog Post A User’s Guide to U.S. Vaccine Breakthrough Rates With the United States over a year into its vaccination campaign, all eyes right now are on Covid-19 rates broken out by vaccination status—measures of the number of Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths per 100,000 vaccinated or unvaccinated individuals. Shared by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as many state, […] Dave Luo, Jacqueline Houtman, Jessica Malaty Rivera, Jonathan Gilmour, Kaitlyn Johnson, Kara Schechtman, Leo Wolansky, Lindsey Shultz, Rebecca Glassman
  • Dec 22 2021
    Field Note Tracking State Reporting of Covid-19 Vaccine Breakthrough Infections Today, we are releasing a reporting scorecard that evaluates U.S. state data reporting for Covid-19 vaccine breakthrough infections (BI) against best practices we have identified. We assign states letter grades based on their alignment with these best practices for reporting BI data and will update the grades monthly to monitor progress. The scorecard with states’ […] Dave Luo, Jennifer Clyde, Jessica Malaty Rivera, Jonathan Gilmour, Kaitlyn Johnson, Kara Schechtman, Leo Wolansky, Lindsey Shultz, Michal Mart, Rebecca Glassman