Research Profile

Cathy L Rozmus

Cathy L Rozmus, PhD, RN, FAAN

PARTNERS Professor
Vice Dean for Academic Affairs
Office of Academic Affairs
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Primary Research Areas

Health behavior decision-making, nursing education, ethics


Dr. Rozmus is the endowed PARTNERS Professor and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs at UTHealth Cizik School of Nursing. She also is Assistant Vice President for Institutional Assessment and Enhancement in the UTHealth Office of Academic and Research Affairs. In addition, she is a faculty associate in the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics at the UTHealth Medical School. 

Rozmus previously was the chair of Graduate Studies at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. At Georgia Southwestern State University, she served as dean of the School of Nursing and as vice president for Academic Affairs and dean of the faculty. While at Georgia Southwestern, she was project director for projects funded by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) of the U.S. Department of Education and by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Rozmus’ research interests include health behavior decision making and health professions education. In addition to educational research, her most recent clinical research was a collaborative study on the use of community theater in the prevention and treatment of Type 2 Diabetes in Fiji. The project was funded by the International Diabetes Federation. She has multiple publications on interprofessional ethics education. 

Her BSN is from West Virginia University. Her MSN in Parent-Child Nursing is from Vanderbilt University,where she was the Dean's Scholar. She received her PhD from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Maternal-Child Nursing and Education Administration.

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