College of Health Sciences
Maria Isabel Roldós received her Doctorate in Public Health –DrPh, at the University of Georgia in May 2012, in addition to two Masters Degrees, one in Public Policy and Economics from Georgia State University and another in Public Administration from New York University.
She currently is a contributing faculty to the MPH program at College of Health Science, as well as an Adjunct professor in the Global Health Institute at the University of Georgia.
Dr. Roldós was the associate dean of the School of Public Health at Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador, and the Health Commissioner of Quito’s Municipality prior to joining the Walden’s MPH program in 2017. Her experience in teaching includes, Global health policy; Research methods for public health, Comparative Health Systems; and Introduction level courses in Global and Public Health.
Dr. Roldós has more than 10 years’ experience working in public health practice, program design and implementation and in collaborating across government agencies to integrate local programs at national and international levels. In addition, she is a community health and health economics researcher with a research portfolio in topics of violence prevention, mental health, unintentional injuries, maternal health and provision of services with a strong record of publications in peer-review journals.
Currently, works as a scientific policy analyst at the National Institute of Health's National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities.