Rodney E. Rohde, PhD

Dr. Rodney E. Rohde is a Professor and Chair for the Clinical Laboratory Science Program (CLS) in the College of Health Professions of Texas State University. He serves as Associate Dean of Research and as Associate Director for the Translational Health Research Initiative. Recently, Dr. Rohde was named a Global Fellow and an Honorary Professor of International studies (lifetime title). He is a board-certified specialist in Virology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology. He spent a decade as a public health microbiologist and molecular epidemiologist with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Bureau of Laboratories and Zoonosis Control Division prior to his academic career, including two terms as a CDC Visiting Scientist.

His research interests include Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs), antimicrobial resistance, and clinical/public health microbiology. Dr. Rohde has published over 50 research articles and abstracts and is a highly sought keynote presenter with over 100 international, national, and state conference presentations. In recent years, he has become a globally viral author who is a subject matter expert with podcasts, video casts and interviews in science communication. He is the co-author of Rabies: Clinical Considerations and Exposure Evaluations (Elsevier, 2019).

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