Senior Contributing Faculty
College of Health Sciences
Dr. Cappello’s formal training is in environmental and public health epidemiology where he has served in various roles over his 15+ year career. Currently, Dr. Cappello serves as the Director of the Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology, State Laboratory, and Emergency Preparedness and Response Divisions for the State of Colorado. Prior to this position, he was the Executive Director for the Northeast Colorado Health Department and in 2014 was appointed by the Governor to the State Board of Health where he served as board president from 2015 to 2017. Dr. Cappello has been teaching at Walden University for over 5 years and currently teaches Public Health Administration & Leadership and Environmental Health: Local to Global.