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 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 American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, Journal of Religion and Health, and Public Health Ethics, 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 for SSM Health Corporation, 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 involved with several advisory boards for Catholic Health Association, including their Community Benefit, Leadership Formation, and Global Health committees. 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.

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 University of Michigan. While at Michigan, he served as chaplain for the men’s basketball team.