Ms. Natassia Rozario
Specialization: Law
Home institution in US: American University, Washington, D.C.
Host Institution in India: O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonepat, Haryana  
Start date/Month in India: August 2012
Duration of grant: 9 months

Brief Bio:
Ms. Natassia Rozario recently graduated cum laude from American University’s Washington College of Law, where she was a Public Interest/ Public Service Scholar. As a law student focusing on health law and human rights law, she served as editor-in-chief of the Health Law and Policy Brief, student attorney of the UNROW Human Rights Impact Litigation Clinic, and student fellow for the Washington College of Law--Pan American Health Organization Conference on Global Health, Gender, and Human Rights. Last summer, she interned at the Office for the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health in Delhi, India. Prior to law school, Ms. Rozario received the American India Foundation's William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India and worked as a research associate at the Center for Medicine as a Profession at Columbia University. She graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in political science and earned her M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, where she concentrated in epidemiology and biostatistics with a certificate in health and human rights. Her research on health policy has been published in several academic journals.

In light of India's enormous health challenges, Ms. Rozario’s Fulbright project, “Legacies of Brown: The Role of PIL & Grassroots to Advancing the Right to Health in India,” will investigate how grassroots movements can be used to strengthen public interest litigation (PIL) in India to advance the right to health by applying legal analysis and conducting qualitative interviews and focus groups.