Rosemary Rochford, PhD
Professor of Environmental & Occupational Health and Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Dr. Rochford received her doctorate and early postdoctoral fellowship training at the University of California at Irvine. She did a second postdoctoral fellowship at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla California, and was a staff scientist at Scripps and faculty at the University of Michigan before moving to Upstate Medical University in 2003. She was Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and then served as Vice President for Research. In 2014 she stepped down to spend more time on her research program and in August 2015, joined the faculty at the University of Colorado with a joint appointment in Immunology/Microbiology and Environmental/Occupational Health. She is the author of over 89 peer-reviewed publications, not counting her book chapters and invited reviews. She has served on NIH and DOD study sections. A primary area of Dr. Rochford’s research interest is on malaria, a climate sensitive disease. She is the Director of the University of Colorado Consortium on Climate Change and Health.