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Matthew Roach is an environmental epidemiologist in Phoenix

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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.