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Patti Rose

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Dr. Patti Rose acquired her Master’s Degree (MPH) in Health Services Administration from the Yale University School of Public Health followed by her Doctorate (Ed.D) in Health Education from Columbia University, Teachers College. She has served as Faculty member (from Adjunct Professor, Instructor, to the Associate Professor Level) at the University of Miami, Florida International University, Springfield College, Worcester State College, Nova Southeastern University and Barry University. In recent years, courses that she has developed and taught included Black Women in Medicine and Healing, Psychosocial Health and Healing and Women (on-line course), Race and Healthcare in America, Culture, Race and Diversity Issues in the United States, Mass Incarceration and the Impact on the Black Community and Black Women in Medicine and Healing.  She is the author of several books, including, Cultural Competency for Health Administration and Public Health, published by Jones & Bartlett Learning in 2011 and Cultural Competency for the Health Professions, published in 2013 also by Jones & Bartlett Learning. She is currently the President of her own Consulting Firm, Rose Consulting mYou can order her new book, in which HMI Alum Annie Daniel is a contributing author, at http://www.jblearning.com/catalog/9781284090161/ 


Health Disparities, Diversity, and Inclusion – an interview with Patti R. Rose, MPH, EdD and HMI Alum Annie Daniel, PhD

HMI: Dr. Rose, please tell us why you selected the topic of Health Disparities, Diversity, and Inclusion for your new book?                                   

Dr. Rose: As a young graduate student at Yale University pursuing a master of public health degree in the mid-1980s, I stumbled upon a topic that I was unfamiliar with— namely, health disparities in terms of race and ethnicity. I was taking a number of core courses, and within most there was mention of a gap between the health statuses of Black and White people in the United States. I reflected upon this issue and decided it would be a key area of interest for me, and indeed it has been to this day.


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