Rev. Michael Rozier, S.J.
Rev. Michael Rozier, S.J., was elected to the Marquette University Board of Trustees in 2018.
He is an assistant professor and department chair of health management and policy at Saint Louis University with a secondary appointment in the Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics.
Father Rozier entered the Jesuits in 2003 and was ordained a priest in 2014. In 2008, Father Rozier served as an ethics fellow with the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. From 2008 to 2011, he was an instructor at Saint Louis University where he taught global health and public health ethics. He was also the founding director of the College for Public Health and Social Justice’s undergraduate degree in public health.
Father Rozier’s research focuses on how health care organizations respond to new reimbursement programs and the role that moral argumentation plays in health policy discourse. His peer-reviewed work has been published in JAMA Surgery, Milbank Quarterly, American Journal of Public Health, and American Journal of Bioethics, among others. He is also a regular contributor on matters of public health and health policy to America and Health Progress, a publication of Catholic Health Association.
Father Rozier serves on the board of directors and as president/chair of the sponsor board for SSM Health, a mid-sized Catholic health system with ministries in Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, and Oklahoma. He also serves on the board of members for Loyola Academy, a nativity-style middle school in St. Louis. He is the co-director of the Catholic Health Executive Institute, a program sponsored by Catholic Health Association to prepare executives for leading a Catholic health ministry. Many of CHA’s documents, including the recommendations for international immersion trips and the incorporation of social determinants of health into organizational strategy, have been authored by Father Rozier. He is a regular speaker on matters of ethics, population health, and Catholic identity for hospital boards and clinical leadership. As part of his ministry at Saint Louis University, Father Rozier serves as chaplain for the athletic department.
Father Rozier earned an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Saint Louis University, a master of health science from Johns Hopkins University, a master of divinity and a licentiate in sacred theology from Boston College, and a doctorate in health management and policy from the University of Michigan.