Leslie deRosset, MSPH, MPH
Leslie deRosset has been serving in various public health roles for more than 22 years.
Currently, she serves as a Research Investigator in the Department of Maternal and Child. She supports three national programs The National MCH Workforce Development Center, The Maternal Health Learning & Innovation Center and the Strengthening the Evidence for MCH Programs within the Department as well as a National Preconception Health Program in the School of Social Work.
In her roles, Leslie provides technical assistance, consultation, coaching, capacity building, and training to state and territorial public health leaders. Leslie is an expert in program development, implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of results. Her work focuses on addressing the root causes and disparities that result in inequities in maternal and child health.
Prior to joining UNC in 2018, Leslie worked as the Program Manager for The Improving Community Outcomes for Maternal and Child Health with the North Carolina Division of Public Health. She has worked in the non-profit sector as the Health Director for El Centro Hispano, the Latino Campaign Coordinator with the NC March of Dimes Preconception Health Campaign, and as a Peace Corps Volunteer (Leon, Nicaragua, 1998 – 2000).
Honors and Awards
Excellence in Learning and Development: Best Use of Blended Learning
2020, Brandon Hall Bronze Award
Best Community Based Research Award
2009, University of North Carolina 10th Annual Women’s Health Research Day
National award for outstanding programs for the fight against birth defects
2008, National Birth Defects Prevention Network Annual Conference
Best Community Based Research Award for an oral presentation
University of North Carolina 8th Annual Women’s Health Research Day
Board Member, Me Fine https://mefine.org, 2021 - current
Title V Block Grant Reviewer, 2021 – current
Practical Playbook III: Working Together to Improve Maternal and Child Health [Under Development]. deRosset, L., Neeley, H, & Palmquist, AEL.
Developing and Strengthening the Current and Future MCH Public Health Workforce: Building capacity, aligning systems and addressing emerging challenges. Cilenti, D., Menser Tissue, M., & deRosset, L. Matern Child Health J Supplement.
Tool Time: Sustaining Success in your Clinical and Programmatic Innovations. Presented at the Maternal Health Learning and Innovation Center’s Annual Learning Institute. deRosset, L., Mullenix, A., & Adimu, T.
Tools to Support Sustainable Partnerships: Balance of Petals and Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory. Mullenix, A. & deRosset, L. National Maternal Health Innovation Symposium in association with the National Maternal Health Learning and Innovation Center (MHLIC). Chapel Hill, NC. [Pre-conference Training, Virtual].
Using the Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory to strengthen collaborations for improving maternal and child health. Wells, R., Yates, L., Morgan, I., deRosset, L., Cilenti, D. (2020). Maternal and Child Health Journal.
Responsive Implementation Support: Creating an Antiracism Workshop for Local Implementation Agencies. deRosset, L. Morgan, I., White, Q., Eley, H., & Carter, L. (2020). Maternal Telehealth Access Project. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Maternal and Child Health Department..
Setting Up Teams for Implementation Success @ The Learning Institute. deRosset, L., Mullenix, A., Bryant, K., Pollard, A., & the Maternal Health Learning and Innovation Center (MHLIC) (2020). [Conference workshop] Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Maternal and Child Health Department..
Using social network analysis as a tool to drive Triple P communication strategies. Diehl SJ, Franco X, deRosset L., A, Aldridge WA. (2020). In: Measuring Triple P implementation and scale-up: Novel methods and measures to inform decision-making. Symposium conducted at the Helping Families Change Conference, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Oral Presentation..
Maternal Telehealth Access Project: Community Grant Program. deRosset, L., Verbiest, S., Cilenti, D., Godbolt, D., & Sheppard, K. (2020). Maternal Telehealth Access Project. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Maternal and Child Health Department.
Folic Acid Education for Hispanic women: The Promotora de Salud Model. Flores, AL.; Isenburg, J.; Hillard, CL; deRosset, L.; Colen, L; Bush, T. (2017). Journal of Women’s Health.
Implementing health care reform in North Carolina: Reaching and enrolling immigrants and refugees. Perreira, KM; deRosset, L.; Arandia, G.; Oberlander, JB. (2014). Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Promotora de Salud model: Promoting folic acid among Hispanic women. deRosset, L.; Mullenix, A.; Flores, A.; Mattia-Dewey, D.; & Mai, CT. (2014). Journal of Women’s Health.
- MSPH, Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015
- MPH, Health Education and Health Behavior, University of South Carolina, 1998