Associate Professor of Public Health Practice
I practiced environmental public health for 29 years in local health departments and was involved with some significant improvements to our environment and health. I am passionate about bringing some of these experiences to the classroom — such as enforcing the new smoke-free Ohio law, involving communities in policymaking to improve their health and environment, enforcing the federal watershed protection laws and developing local and state policies to protect drinking water and recreational environments — to inspire a new generation of practitioners to make our local to global communities a healthier place to live, work and play.
Paul Rosile, MPH, PhD, REHS, is an Associate Professor of Public Health Practice of Environmental Health Sciences in the College of Public Health at The Ohio State University. Prior to his appointment at Ohio State in 2019, from 2014 to 2017, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Science (EHS) at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky, a regional university, serving students primarily from the Southeast portion of the state. He has 29 years of applied (EHS) experience in three Ohio public health departments (Franklin County, Seneca County, and Delaware County) with 22 of those years in management positions, including Assistant Health Commissioner. He is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist in Ohio, which is required to practice EHS, and is also a ServSafe food safety instructor and exam proctor. His applied specializations include food safety, arboviral disease control, particularly West Nile Virus, water pollution control, biosolids land application and the effects on public health, and community participatory research using the NACCHO Community Environmental Health Assessment (CEHA) protocol. His academic interests include the association of environmental pesticides with autism and birth outcomes, the relationship between outdoor bioaerosols and mental health, and human nutrition and health. He spent nine years in the culinary industry in multiple Ohio restaurants as a cook, chef, manager, and co-owner of a restaurant in Tiffin.
The association of environmental pesticides with autism and birth outcomes; the relationship between outdoor bioaerosols and mental health; human nutrition and health.
- PhD, Environmental Health Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 2014 (Dissertation: Modeling Biotic and Abiotic Drivers of Public Health Risk from West Nile Virus in Ohio, 2002-2006)
- MPH, Environmental Health Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1994
- BS, Biology, Heidelberg College, Tiffin, Ohio, 1976
Rosile, PA, Bisesi, M. (2017). Novel indices of meteorological drivers of West Nile virus in Ohio Culex spp. mosquitoes from 2002 to 2006. Journal of Environmental Health. 79(8): 16-22.
Rosile, PA, “Modeling Biotic and Abiotic Drivers of Public Health Risk from West Nile Virus in Ohio, 2002-2006.” Ohio State University, OhioLINK's ETD Center, May 2014. http://library.ohio-state.edu/search~S7?/fthe%3APHE/fthe+phe/151%2C198%…
Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF). (2012). Surveillance and Investigation of the Illness Reported by Neighbors of Biosolids Land Application and Other Soil Amendments, Pilot Testing. WERF and the International Water Association (IWA) Water Intelligence Online © IWA Publishing.
(Paul Rosile, PI, Song Liang, Tim Buckley, Kathleen Carr, Bijan Fouladi, Jacob Howdeyshell, and Jennifer Li)
Silva HP, Rosile PA. (1999). Community environmental health assessment - The Delaware city-county health department experience, phase I - Issues identification. Journal of Environmental Health. 62(3): 9-15.