Matthew Roach is an environmental epidemiologist in Phoenix
Matthew Roach, MPH is an environmental epidemiologist with the Arizona Department of Health Services in Phoenix. He is assigned to the Extreme Weather & Public Health Program in the Office of Environmental Health performing surveillance on climate and health effects.
Recently, Mr. Roach’s surveillance efforts were highlighted at the CDC/NOAA Joint Science Symposium on Climate & Health. The event was held at the CDC in Atlanta where his abstract entitled “Surveillance of Heat-Related Morbidity & Mortality Due to Exposure to Excessive Natural Heat in the State of Arizona” was accepted as a presentation.
As an active member in the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and the Council of State & Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), Mr. Roach traveled to the NEHA and CSTE Annual Conferences this summer. His public health efforts have also led to creating a heat-related illness prevention video for the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Matthew Roach earned a master of public health degree in epidemiology from the University of South Florida College of Public Health.