Bob AronsonDirector & Associate Professor of Public Health Program
Dissertation: The influence of residential context on pregnancy outcomes: a multi-level and multi-method study.
MPH, Health Education, Rural and Cross-Cultural Health track, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Public Health, 1986
BA, Social Sciences Divisional Major, HNGR Program, Wheaton College, 1983
Advice to Incoming Students
Allow your communities to be broad as well as deep (make friends with people very different from yourself), find a place in your 4-year plan for a public health course.
Why I Came to Taylor
I believe in a Christian liberal arts education, and I would love to be involved in how God is preparing young people to bring their skills and passions to the work of the Kingdom.
Gardening and cooking (and eating), fishing, birding, traveling, being with people.
Major Career Accomplishments
The most satisfying and significant contributions of my career are related to the mentoring of students, and the developing of deep and lasting friendships across racial and cultural boundaries. Racial reconciliation and addressing institutional racism are central to my work, including work in infant mortality prevention, diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention, and HIV/AIDS prevention.