Rodney E. Rohde
The Power List 2020 – Lab Heroes
Rodney is Associate Director of the Translational Health Research Initiative, Professor in the College of Health Professionals, and Program Chair for Clinical Laboratory Science at Texas State University. Nominators commend his commitment to spreading useful health information on social media during the COVID-19 pandemic, helping to curb the spread of infection. Terming himself a “hybrid professional,” Rodney entered medicine in 2002 after a decade as a public health microbiologist and molecular epidemiologist. “If I could change one thing about our profession, I would like to see us become a licensed profession in all states of the US,” says Rodney.