In 1971, Robert E. Roush, EdE, MPH was recruited to Baylor College of Medicine to be the founding director of the Center for Allied Health Professions. He is Professor of Geriatrics in the Baylor Department of Medicine working with geriatrics fellows and coordinating Geriatrics Grand Rounds. His other major endeavor is training health care professionals to screen older patients for their risk of being financially exploited.Since 2009, he has coordinated 115 CME courses in 33 states, reaching over 20,000 healthcare professionals to prevent elder financial abuse. Currently, he is a director of the Institute for Advanced Thought on Aging. (See https://www.goodoldage.org.)
In 2016, he became an adjunct faculty member at Sam Houston State University, where he teaches HLTH 2383, Multicultural Health, and conducts a practicum on Current Health Issues (HLTH 4117). Dr. Roush served several terms as a board member of the SHSU Alumni Association.
In his 50-year career, Dr. Roush has authored or co-authored over 500 published papers, invited lectures, and grant applications totaling $22,000,000. He and Carole, his wife of 55 years, have two children and two grandchildren. He enjoys reading, exercising, traveling and playing golf.
MPH: University of Texas School of Public Health
EdD: Higher Education Administration University of Houston (1969)
BS, M Ed: Sam Houston State University (1964, 1966)
Professional Experience and Honors:
- President, UH Phi Delta Kappa Chapter; Member, Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
- President, National Association of Geriatrics Education Centers
- Distinguished Service Award in Geriatrics Education, U.S. Public Health Service
- Roush RE, Naik A. Clinically relevant factors associated with screening older patients for risk factors associated with financial exploitation. In: Factora RM, ed. 2nd Edition, Aging and Money: Reducing Risk of Financial Exploitation and Protecting Financial Resources. New York: Springer, 2020.
- Roush RE, Tyson SK. Geriatric emergency preparedness and response workshops: an evaluation of Knowledge, attitudes, intentions, and self-efficacy of participants. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2012;6(4):385–392.
- Roush RE. Medical anthropology: A behavioral science for all disciplines. Journal of Allied Health and Behavioral Sciences. 1978;1:1–9.