ScD, MS, Harvard University; MSW, Howard University

Research Interests

Health systems and services analysis; health policy and management; examining the influence and implications of race/ethnicity/culture on health status, practices, outcomes and disparities on underserved populations with particular focus on African Americans


Dr. Arnold has extensive experience as an academician, public health practitioner, and leader. In addition to teaching in both traditional and online distance programs, she has served in a variety of roles, including academic department chair, tenured professor, senior scientist, principal investigator, senior research associate, health department director, and received fellowships from Wellesley College and Harvard University. Currently, Dr. Arnold serves as a co-investigator of a NIH-funded, longitudinal cohort study, modeled after the famous Framingham study. The purpose of the study is to examine the etiology of cancer among African Americans across 13 southern states. At Walden, Dr. Arnold teaches courses in both the B.S. in Public Health and the BS in Healthcare Management programs.