2016 Roads Scholars Tour


Darryl B. Hood, PhD, associate professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences in the College of Public Health accompanied fellow Ohio State faculty, administrators and community partners including President Drake and Provost McPherson on the 2016 Roads Scholars Tour. This annual, two-day, traveling seminar takes a tour through a region of Ohio to meet faculty and community partners who are collaborating, talk with current and future Ohio State students, learn from business and community leaders and get acquainted with others who may be partners for future projects.

“The tour provided me with a different perspective as to how the tentacles of Ohio State morph through the state so as to create this amorphous network. We mostly sought to query how our relationships in agribusiness were maturing. We also sampled the automotive polymer business sector,” said Hood

This year’s tour traveled through northwest Ohio and visited unique university partnerships at Transportation Research Center, Toledo Zoo, and Unverferth Manufacturing, among others.

To view images from the 2016 Tour, click here


About The Ohio State University College of Public Health

The Ohio State University College of Public Health is a leader in educating students, creating new knowledge through research, and improving the livelihoods and well-being of people in Ohio and beyond.  The College’s divisions include biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health behavior and health promotion, and health services management and policy.   It is ranked 19th among all colleges of public health in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report, and also includes the top 10-ranked MHA degree program.  The College provides leadership and expertise for Ohio and the world through its Center for Health Outcomes, Policy and Evaluation Studies (HOPES), Center for Public Health Practice, and the NCI-funded Center of Excellence in Regulatory Tobacco Science (CERTS).