Rosemary M. Caron, PhD, MPH



Rosemary Caron, Ph.D., M.P.H., Professor of Health Management and Policy, is delighted to rejoin the NH-ME LEND faculty after a three-year hiatus while she served as department chair. She has high praises for the opportunity to work with the interdisciplinary group of LEND faculty and trainees and to contribute to the high-quality of the training experiences. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of New Hampshire, Rosemary worked for more than a decade as a public health practitioner in both the public and private sectors. She served 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 NH Department of Health and Human Services. 

Rosemary shares her expertise and outcomes from community-based participatory research methods on the topics of cultural competence and addressing health disparities grounded in her experience working in Manchester NH.  For example, trainees examine a case of a 2-year Sudanese child who eventually died from lead poisoning several weeks after her refugee family’s arrival in New Hampshire. Trainees come to appreciate the importance of culturally and linguistically sensitive practices in the context of public health.   For more information about this case, read this article on Fatal Lead Poisoning, New Hampshire 2000. 


The NH and ME Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (NH-ME LEND) is a collaboration among Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, the College of Health and Human Services at the University of New Hampshire, and the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies/UCED at the University of Maine-Orono. The purpose of NH-ME LEND is to improve the health of children and youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities by preparing leaders to enter the field of maternal and child health.