Meet the Emeriti

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Please join us for an open discussion with our professors emeriti at the Edge of Chaos on June 28th from 12-1pm with Emeriti Drs. Jeff Roseman and Rodney Go.  Learn some of the history of the School of Public Health and how research in public health has changed between then and now.  Lunch will be provided.


Dr. Jeffrey Roseman, M.D., Ph.D., MPH

Dr. Roseman became a faculty member in the Division of Epidemiology and Biometry in the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine in the Schools of Allied Health and Medicine at UAB in 1977. He retired from the Department of Epidemiology  in the School of Public Health at UAB in 2001. He originated the courses, Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases, Overview of Medicine for Students of Public Health, Special Topics in the Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases, Epidemiology Master’s Seminar, and Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease. His research interests included cardiovascular disease, diabetes, melanoma, hemochromatosis, SLE, dental diseases, genetic epidemiology, risk assessment, health risk assessment, aging and injury epidemiology. He had 14 doctoral graduates.



Rodney C P Go

PH. D. Genetics-University of Hawaii

Post Doctoral Training in Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics-University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Director Genetic Marker Lab UNC SOPH

Director Computer Center Diabetes Research and Training Center UAB

Research Scientist - DRTC, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Multipurpose Arthritis Center, Minorities Research Center, Center for Aging


Dr.  Go was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology UAB SOPH  in 1980 and was promoted to Professor in 1994.   He was the primary instructor for Introduction to Human Population Genetics and Genetic Epidemiology and Introduction to Database Management and Statistical Software.  He was a co-instructor in Chronic Disease Epidemiology.  His primary interests in research were investigating the genetic underpinnings of several chronic diseases-insulin dependent and non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus, gestational diabetes melanoma, leukemia, rheumatoid arthritis, dental caries, coronary artery disease, mental disorders (unipolar and bipolar depression, schizophrenia), and .neurological diseases (Alzheimer's and Parkinson's).  With Drs Ronald Acton and Jeffrey Roseman they developed a research group focused on studying the genetic epidemiology of prevalent chronic diseases of African Americans residing in Alabama and neighboring states.  Dr. Go helped establish UAB as a major contributor to national collaboratives sponsored by the National Institutes of Mental Health to study the genetic architecture of Alzheimer's Disease and Schizophrenia.  UAB, under his leadership, provided a major proportion of African American families to these genetic collaboratives.


Since his retirement as an Emeritus Professor in the SOPH, he has continued to collaborate with faculty in the SOPH on Alzheimer's Disease, hemochromatosis, schizophrenia, stroke, and maintaining driving ability in the elderly.  Currently as a senior research scientist at the Pacific Health Research and Education Institute and Kuakini Health Center, he is performing research in the Epigenetics of Parkinson's Disease and obesity in special ethnic  populations of Hawaii.