College of Health Sciences
Rosalind has been involved with environmental health since heading back to school in 2005. She went into public health because of her interest in helping others, and finds environmental health (EH) fascinating because she is enthralled with the many ways our health can be affected by our environment.
Rosalind teaches Environmental Health in the Master of Public Health Program at Walden. She has been teaching online since 2010, and joined Walden University in 2017. Before her current work, she performed research in the genetics and proteomics of lung cancer at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Recently Rosalind moved to Colorado where she is the Regional Epidemiologist for Southwest Colorado. She used to work on the regulatory aspects (namely inspections) of septic systems and wastewater, retail food and pools. She currently works on preventing communicable disease and zoonotic diseases for a five-county area. She helps provide medicine to people with tuberculosis, interviews people with reportable conditions to identify the source of their illness, and regularly sends bats and other animals to the state lab to check for rabies, plague, tuleremia and other zoonotic conditions. This fits very well with the other work she has done at the local public health agency, while offering a new challenge almost daily.
Rosalind is currently a member of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology and the Colorado Public Health Association. She currently considers her major work accomplishments as her publications and her teaching.