Meet Rodney Musselman, MPH '74, DrPH '82
Alumni of the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health give back in many ways. Some create positive change in their professional careers or volunteer their time with community groups. Others become involved with their alma maters through giving or mentoring.
One UIC SPH alumnus is steadfast on doing it all. Rodney Musselman has devoted his career to improving environmental and occupational health through industry, government and academia. Today, he wants to help enhance the academic experience for students.
The Rodney P. Musselman Travel Award, to be presented annually to one or more UIC SPH graduate students, will provide the resources for students to attend public health conferences and networking meetings.
“When I was a student in 1973, Dr. Carnow and SPH gave me the opportunity to attend the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting in San Diego. They paid for the whole thing,” Musselman said.
That APHA conference, he said, convinced him to study public health. He was struck by the range of disciplines public health encompassed and by the variety of people who practiced these disciplines at local, state, national and international levels.
As corporate toxicologist for USG from 1990 to 1997, Musselman was responsible for compliance of the corporation’s products with environmental, occupational and consumer health and safety regulations. In the late 90’s, he launched his own firm, R.P. Musselman, Inc., in which he serves as an environmental and occupational health consultant to Fortune 500 companies.
Impacting the World
EOHS alumni live all over the country and around the world. From London to California, our graduates are working in jobs that are exciting and interesting. They are Occupational Medicine physicians, managers of occupational health and safety programs for companies like Abbott and Baxter, researchers and policy advisers for the US EPA and other government agencies, compliance officers for OSHA, and directors of non-profit organizations. You can keep up with EOHS and UIC in a variety of ways—social networking, events or even continuing education.
Check out our EOHS Facebook and Twitter pages. Connect with the School of Public Health here. We often organize multiple events throughout the year. We’d love to see you—if not in Chicago, then in conjunction with a conference. Check here often for upcoming events.
Continuing Education is offered through the Illinois Education and Research Center in conjunction within EOHS. Check out the Illinois ERC Continuing Education program for more information.