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Milagros C. Rosal, Ph.D., MS


Dr. Milagros Rosal is the Inaugural Vice Provost for Health Equity and the Imoigele P. Aisiku, MD Chair in Health Equity and Diversity at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and a Professor in the Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Population & Quantitative Health Sciences. Dr. Rosal is a behavioral psychologist and translational and implementation researcher with a focus on health equity. Her research is in the areas of prevention and management of cardiometabolic disease risk. She is co-director of the CDC-funded UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center and has been principal investigator or co-leader of multiple research studies, most funded by the National Institutes of Health. Consistent with her interests in diversity and health equity, Dr. Rosal provides mentorship to students, post-docs and junior faculty from groups underrepresented in medicine, as well as individuals with clinical and research interests in health disparities/equity. Dr. Rosal has been a member of the Board of Directors of the YWCA Central Massachusetts since 2015 and was elected to the QCC Foundation Board of Directors in February 2021.