Rosemary M. Caron holds a doctorate in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from Boston University School of Public Health; and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Regis College.
Rosemary is currently a Professor, Chair, and the former Director of the MPH Program, and former Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Health and Human Services, at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) in Durham, NH, USA. Rosemary is also core faculty in the UNH Master’s Program in Community Development, Policy and Practice, and was a faculty member in the New Hampshire Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program. In addition, she was an adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Rosemary received the 2011 Teaching Excellence Award in CHHS and was the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Associate Professor Award at UNH. She has published her research on community-based participation in solving complex urban public health issues (i.e., childhood lead poisoning in refugee resettlement communities) in peer-reviewed journals and has edited and authored several books focused on the public health workforce and population health. She recently completed a management residency with a local community hospital in New Hampshire.
Rosemary is a member of several professional organizations, such as the American Public Health Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives. She also has held several leadership positions in the Association of Prevention, Teaching and Research, American College of Epidemiology, and the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.
Prior to entering academia, Rosemary practiced public health for several years in a variety of settings as a practitioner. Specifically, Rosemary worked as the Assistant State Epidemiologist in the Bureau of Health Risk Assessment and served as the Chief of the Bureau of Health Statistics and Data Management for the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. At the state’s largest local health department, Rosemary worked as a Chronic Disease Epidemiologist and Environmental Toxicologist. Rosemary also worked as a Senior Toxicologist conducting public health assessments for a private consulting firm.