Alumni and Friends

2015 College of Public Health Outstanding Alumni Award Recipients

The University of Iowa College of Public Health is pleased to announce the recipients of the college’s 2015 Outstanding Alumni Awards.

Lindsay ParkerLindsay Parker, CIH, CSP, MS, received her master’s degree in occupational and environmental health/industrial hygiene from the University of Iowa in 2007 and is currently serving in a dual role as both the North Health and Safety Team Leader and as the corporate Health Team Leader for BP U.S. Lower 48 in Houston, Texas. She manages a highly experienced team of occupational health nurses, industrial hygienists, and safety advisors who support 1,700 employees working in six states. This team recognizes, evaluates, and controls workplace hazards ranging from asbestos, benzene, noise, and radiation while also managing medical surveillance and safety programs across the business. In 2010, she provided comprehensive industrial hygiene support for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and was recognized for her outstanding leadership, dedication, collaboration, and communication skills in a highly stressful environment. She is active in the Houston community volunteering for several organizations including the Special Olympics and the United Way.

portrait of Rosebud RobertsRosebud Roberts, MB ChB, MS, earned her master’s degree in preventive medicine and environmental health from the University of Iowa in 1990, following a degree in medicine at the University of Ghana Medical School in Accra, Ghana. She is currently a professor of epidemiology and neurology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minn., and the chair of the Division of Epidemiology, Department of Health Sciences Research. She is also very active in Mayo’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science. She has established herself as an outstanding investigator in the field of mild cognitive decline impairment and dementia and has authored or co-authored more than 130 peer-reviewed publications. Her work is widely received and acknowledged nationally and internationally. She has been a mentor to numerous graduate students, research and clinical fellows, and junior faculty. She is greatly respected in her profession, and is an engaged member of the Rochester community.

The awards will be presented at the college’s graduation and honors reception on May 15.