Maimuna (Maia) Majumder, Co-Founder, CEO
Maia is an engineer by training (Tufts University E’12) and will be receiving her MPH from Tufts University’s School of Medicine in 2013 in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Her independent research is in cholera prevention in Bangladesh, with a particular focus on interventions via innovative and implementable improvements in infrastructure. During her undergraduate career, she partook in EPIIC: South Asia (2009-2010) and is currently a TA for EPIIC: Global Health (2012-2013). Largely driven by support from the Institute for Global Leadership (IGL) and EPIIC, she began her research correspondence with the International Centre of Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDRB) in 2009. Currently, she is drafting several journal articles regarding the most effective intervention points for cholera in Bangladesh. As a native Bengali speaker with a strong, current presence in the Bangladeshi public health community, her cultural and professional background is essential to the Village Zero Project.
Kate graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. in International Relations with a concentration in Global Health, Nutrition, and the Environment (A’12). Emergency medicine is of great interest to Kate; she currently works as an EMT in Boston and plans to go to medical school after a few years in the field. Kate’s field experience has also included clinical work in The Gambia. Furthermore, having worked at the United Nations Office for Partnerships, Kate has a unique understanding of the use of partnerships in implementing sustainable solutions for complex social issues, specifically those affecting the health of populations. Both Kate’s passion for public health and her understanding of partnerships have been crucial to the Village Zero Project. Kate’s other professional area of expertise is in finance; having served as the financial director for a number of organizations over the past four years, she has developed a great deal of experience managing funds and restructuring financial systems, which has been very valuable to the Village Zero Project.
David is a senior studying International Relations and Community Health and a Masters in Public Health candidate at Tufts University located in Medford, MA. He has traveled to Uganda, The Dominican Republic, and Kenya to work on a number of health interventions. For the past two years, David has worked for the Millennium Campus Network where he has helped to bring together student groups interested in achieving the Millennium Development Goals. David is also the Captain of the Tufts University Quidditch Team where he plays the position of Seeker. Professionally and academically, his primary research concentrations are in infectious disease and how new mobile technologies can be used to enact a variety of health interventions (mHealth), ranging from disease tracking to health system accountability assurance. Such interests have given David the expertise to develop The Village Zero Project’s mobile health surveillance software and data collection platform.