Speaker Bio


patti roseDr. Patti Rose

Dr. Patti Rose acquired her Master’s Degree from Yale University, followed by her Doctorate (Ed.D) from Teachers College, Columbia University. 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 has given keynote addresses, conference presentations and workshops, for many national colleges and universities and other venues, including Yale University, Teachers College, Columbia University, LeMoyne College, Ross University, Des Moines University Medical School, Miami Dade College, the American Public Health Association, the National Association of Heath Care Executives and beyond. Her international presentations have included conferences in Nairobi Kenya, Barcelona, Spain, Paris, France, Aruba, St. Thomas and Puerto Rico.

Dr. Rose’s passion is to travel the globe to understand the world and to share her knowledge of various cultures, history, health education and health promotion, health disparities, globalism and diversity through her writing, teaching and speaking engagements. Her current research is focused on health disparities, particularly in the United States, from a social justice vantage point, utilizing a cultural lens, and through comparative analysis, from a national and global perspective. Her cultural work and research have included travel to Puerto Rico, Mexico, Fiji, Africa (South Africa, Kenya, Senegal and the Cape Verde Islands), Sri Lanka, Europe (Spain, Italy, France, Portugal and the Netherlands), the Caribbean (Jamaica, Tortola, St. Thomas, Barbados), Latin and Central America (Cuba, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, the Dominican Republic) and Asia including, Japan, China, Singapore, Bali and Thailand.

Her administrative roles include serving as Director and Founder of her own firm, Rose Consulting, her current role, and prior service as President and CEO of Plainfield Health Center in Plainfield, NJ and as Vice President of Behavioral Health Services at The Jessie Trice Center for Community Health, one of the largest community health centers in the nation, in Miami, Florida.

She is the author of several books, including, Cultural Competency for Health Administration and Public Health, published by Jones and Bartlett Learning in 2011 and Cultural Competency for the Health Professions, published in 2013 by the same publisher. She also has published articles including a piece in the Harvard Journal of Minority Public Health, which focused on Teenage Pregnancy in the Black community. Her work currently includes serving as Administrator and sole writer for her Blog, entitled Natural Is Cool Enough (N.I.C.E.), which has a national and international following. She developed a DVD entitled “Cultural Competency: A Public Health Imperative” through her consultation for a project directed through the Alumni Office of the Yale University School of Public Health, where she also received the Public Health Service Award (2004), for her commitment to Community Health Service. Her next book, to be published by Jones and Bartlett Learning, will be released in 2016, and is entitled Health Disparities and Diversity Context, Controversies and Solutions, First Edition.

In the summer of 2013, she taught Chinese college students at Jiaotong University in Shanghai, China, for 6 weeks, and in the summer of 2014 for five weeks in Guangzhou, China at Jinan University. She will teach at Jinan University, in Guangzhou China, again, during the summer of 2015. Dr. Rose has studied and has language skills in both Spanish and Mandarin Chinese based on her travels and intense study and speaking practice in both languages.


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