Rosemary Caron

Rosemary Caron
Health Management and Policy
Phone: (603) 862-3653
Office: Health Management & Policy, Hewitt Hall Rm 319, Durham, NH 03824

Rosemary M. Caron holds a doctorate in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from Boston University School of Public Health; and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Regis College. Rosemary is currently a Professor, Chair, and the former Director of the MPH Program, and former Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Health and Human Services, at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) in Durham, NH, USA. Rosemary is also core faculty in the UNH Master’s Program in Community Development, Policy and Practice, and was a faculty member in the New Hampshire Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program. In addition, she was an adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Rosemary 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 community-based participation in solving complex urban public health issues (i.e., childhood lead poisoning in refugee resettlement communities) in peer-reviewed journals and has edited and authored several books focused on the public health workforce and population health. She recently completed a management residency with a local community hospital in New Hampshire. Rosemary is a member of several professional organizations, such as the American Public Health Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives. She also has held several leadership positions in the Association of Prevention, Teaching and Research, American College of Epidemiology, and the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. Prior to entering academia, Rosemary practiced public health for several years in a variety of settings as a practitioner. Specifically, Rosemary 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, Rosemary worked as a Chronic Disease Epidemiologist and Environmental Toxicologist. Rosemary also worked as a Senior Toxicologist conducting public health assessments for a private consulting firm.


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. 

Courses Taught

  • DPP 953: Community Medicine
  • HMP 403: Introduction to Public Health
  • HMP 796: Independent Study
  • PHP 900: Public Health Care Systems
  • PHP 901: Epidemiology
  • PHP 985A: SpcTop/Principles Toxicology


  • Ph.D., Pharmacology and Toxicology, Dartmouth College
  • M.P.H., Environmental Health, Boston University
  • M.P.H., Epidemiology, Boston University
  • B.A., Biology/Biological Sciences, Regis College
  • B.A., Chemistry, Regis College

Selected Publications

  • Caron, R. M., Neeley, S., Eldredge, C., Goodman, A. C., Oerther, D. B., Satz, A. B., . . . Brice, T. S. (2023). Health in All Education: A Transdisciplinary Learning Outcomes Framework.. Am J Prev Med, 64(5), 772-779. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2022.12.001

  • Caron, R. M., Hewitt, A. M., Hooker, E. A., & Carmalt, J. H. (2022). Methods and Tools for Teaching Health Profession Students How to Perform Community Health Needs Assessments. PEDAGOGY IN HEALTH PROMOTION, 8(2), 151-156. doi:10.1177/2373379920969732

  • Jadotte, Y. T., Caron, R. M., & Kearney, G. D. (2022). Ecosystemic Theory, Practice, and Policy: Training Recommendations for Environmental Public Health. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, 62(1), 135-144. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2021.39.004

  • Caron, R. M. (2019). Expansion of Coproduction in Health Care as a Population Health Management Approach. POPULATION HEALTH MANAGEMENT, 22(4), 286-288. doi:10.1089/pop.2018.0100

  • Caron, R. M., & O'Connor, R. J. (2018). Are We Practicing What We Are Taught in Health Professions' Education? Coproducing Health Care. JOURNAL OF PATIENT EXPERIENCE, 5(4), 310-313. doi:10.1177/2374373518769117

  • Caron, R. M. (2013). Teaching epidemiology in the digital age: considerations for academicians and their students. ANNALS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, 23(9), 576-579. doi:10.1016/j.annepidem.2013.06.001

  • Caron, R. M., Hiller, M. D., & Wyman, W. J. (2013). Engaging Local Public Health System Partnerships to Educate the Future Public Health Workforce. JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY HEALTH, 38(2), 268-276. doi:10.1007/s10900-012-9610-8

  • Caron, R. M., & Serrell, N. (2009). Community Ecology and Capacity: Keys to Progressing the Environmental Communication of Wicked Problems.. Appl Environ Educ Commun, 8(3&AMP4), 195-203. doi:10.1080/15330150903269464


  • HAMILTON, J. W., MCCAFFREY, J., CARON, R. M., LOUIS, C. A., TREADWELL, M. D., HUNT, S. R., . . . DOHERTY, K. A. (1994). GENOTOXIC CHEMICAL CARCINOGENS TARGET INDUCIBLE GENES IN-VIVO. DNA DAMAGE, 726, 343-345. doi:10.1111/j.1749-6632.1994.tb52846.x