Rosemary M. Caron, PhD, MPH

Dr. Rosemary Caron

Rosemary M. Caron, PhD, MPH, holds a doctorate in Pharmacology and Toxicology from Dartmouth College; a master’s degree in public health (MPH) from Boston University School of Public Health; a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from Regis College; and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Harvard School of Public Health. She is the Founding Dean of the School of Healthcare Leadership at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Previously, she was a professor and Director of the MPH Program, and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Health Management and Policy at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). She was also core faculty in the UNH Master’s Program in Community Development, Policy and Practice, and the New Hampshire Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program. In addition, she serves as an adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth via her LEND affiliation. Further, she is an adjunct Professor in the University of Colorado-Denver Executive MBA in Health Administration where she teaches a hybrid course in Population Health. Dr. Caron received the 2011 Teaching Excellence Award in CHHS and was the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Associate Professor Award at UNH. She has published her research on the role for community-based participation in solving complex public health issues, educating the public health workforce, and population health as a value-based management approach in peer-reviewed journals. She has also edited and authored several books focused on the public health workforce and population health. In addition, she completed a management residency with a local community hospital in New Hampshire.

Prior to entering academia, Dr. Caron practiced public health for several years in a variety of settings as a practitioner. Specifically, she worked as the Assistant State Epidemiologist in the Bureau of Health Risk Assessment and served as the Chief of the Bureau of Health Statistics and Data Management for the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. At the state’s largest local health department, she worked as a Chronic Disease Epidemiologist and Environmental Toxicologist. She also worked as a Senior Toxicologist conducting public health
assessments for a private consulting firm.