Master of Health Science candidate
Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry with a minor in philosophy, Saint Louis University
Graduate work in philosophy and theology, University of Toronto
Student Body President, Saint Louis University
Michael Rozier received his Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry with a minor in philosophy from Saint Louis Univeristy, where he also served as student body president. He also worked as a project assistant for the school in the summer of 2006, when he traveled to the Dominican Republic to investigate possible internships for future students, to evaluate the spiritual preparation of students in the summer medical program, and to participate in a collaboration on a water purification project. He has completed graduate course work in philosophy and theology at the University of Toronto. Rozier is an avid volunteer, having worked at community centers, hospitals, nursing homes, and schools.
United States of America
International Health – Health Systems
What are your career goals?
To manage an NGO with an emphasis on caring for refugee and displaced populations, and to explore the areas of population-based bioethics and the intersection of health care and human rights.
What sparked your interest in global health?
Michael Rozier is focused on providing for those with few resources. He has even experienced that lifestyle for himself, having participated in a 30-day pilgramage where he traveled from Baltimore to St. Paul, MN with only $35 in his pocket by relying on the generosity of others for shelter, food, and transportation. His volunteer work has benefited a community center, a covenant house, a prison, a hospital, a nursing home, a center for people with disabilities, and a school.
Rozier is interested in “how we can bring our research-driven universities into more direct contact with the poor. Public health provides a forum in which several different fields can come together to address the most pressing health issues.”