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Andrew Rowland, PhD

Associate Professor

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Contact Information

Phone: (505) 272-3630

Academic Career

Rowland received a BA in health and society from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976, an MA in sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1986, and a PhD in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1992. He completed his postdoctoral training at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in 1994, and worked as a member of the Reproductive Epidemiology Branch at NIEHS before joining UNM in 2001.

Teaching/Research Interests

Rowland has studied the epidemiology of attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder (ADHD) since 1998. His research covers the prevalence and risk factors of ADHD and how exposures during pregnancy and early life might increase the risk of ADHD. Rowland has worked with colleagues on researching the risk of Parkinson’s and other neurologic diseases among the Navajo population and developing methods to more effectively screen women during pregnancy for postpartum depression. He’s also researched concussion rates among student athletes, and worked on creating a Parkinson’s disease registry in New Mexico. He’s implementing a project on the early programming of the stress response in children and the subsequent risk of developing psychopathology.

Rowland teaches Epidemiology Data Analysis, Perinatal Epidemiology, and Developmental Epidemiology in the MPH program, as well as an undergraduate Introduction to Population Health class. 

Practice and Research Pages

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Epidemiologic Research
  • American Public Health Association, former member
  • Society for Research Child Development