Yitza Arcelay Rojas

Core Faculty
College of Health Sciences and Public Policy
Master of Public Health (MPH)

Dr. Arcelay-Rojas has an EdD in Curriculum and Instruction, a Master's in Public Health Education (MPHE), a B.S. in Biology, and has been a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) since 2003. She has served as Senior contributing/visiting/core faculty at Walden University since 2015. Dr. Rojas has taught Human Development; Human Sexuality; Counseling Skills for Health Educators; Health, Safety, and Nutrition; Health Promotion; Health and Illness Through the Life Cycle; Environmental Health; Well-being and quality of Life; Essential Concepts in Health Sciences at other colleges and universities since August 2004. In addition, she serves as a dissertation committee member, Chair and URR. She previously worked as the School Health Education Program Coordinator at the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico. Professionally, Dr. Rojas has worked as a Public Health Educator for the Department of Health of Puerto Rico, providing education about HIV/STI prevention.
Furthermore, Dr. Rojas has worked as a childbirth and lactation educator in different settings. She also designed and developed a mental health promotion curriculum. She has experience in qualitative research method skills, including focus groups in health, curriculum, and education.