Dr. Patti Rose acquired her Master’s Degree from Yale University, followed by her Doctorate (Ed.D) from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her academic experience is extensive including her roles as a 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. Her newest roles include candidate interviewer and ambassador for Yale University’s Alumni Association, President of Yale University’s South Florid Black Alumni Association as well as an appointment to serve as a National Project Advisory Committee (NPAC) Member for the Office of Minority Health, US Department of Health and Human Service’s newest program for behavioral health professionals. She is also a visual artist who enjoys photography and drawing and has enjoyed teaching art courses at the University level. Her photographic work was exhibited alongside renowned Afro-Cuban artists, Tomas Esson, Armando Marino, Nicholas Guillien Landrian, Duwane Coates, Manuel Mendive, Lupe Lawrence) at the University of Miami’s (UM) Art Exhibition (sponsored by UM’s Department of Art and Art History) entitled Africa In Cuba: A Visual Narrative. Her visual, artistic work has also been featured in Le Moyne College’s publication, Salamander (Vol. VIII), in Syracuse, NY. She is currently working on a children’s book, which will feature her work as writer and illustrator. Dr. Rose has given keynote addresses, conference presentations and workshops, for many national colleges and universities and other venues, including, the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine, 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 (a United States Territory). Her administrative roles include serving as Director and Founder of her own firm, Rose Consulting, and prior service as President and CEO of Plainfield Health Center in Plainfield, New Jersey 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. Her newest book, Health Disparities, Diversity and Inclusion: Controversies Contexts and Solutions, will be released in February, 2017 by Jones and Bartlett Learning. 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 and she is a Huffington Post Blogger. 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. Dr. Rose has studied and has language skills in both Spanish and Mandarin based on her travels and intense study and speaking practice in both languages. 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 travel, work and research have included journeys 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, Vietnam, Singapore, Bali and Thailand. In continuation of her cultural exploration, during the summer of 2016, she also traveled to Greece, Dubai, Australia, China again and New Zealand. Her professional affiliations have included the American College of Health Care Executives, the American Public Health Association, the Black Executive Forum and the National Association of Health Services Executives. She was appointed by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute f Standards and Technology to serve in the capacity of Examiner on the 2004 Board of Examiners of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Dr. Rose has been married for 31 years and is the mother of two.