Carolynn Rowland, PhD, RN
Dr. Carolynn Rowland is the Project Manager for Healthy Start Detroit at the Institute for Population Health. Dr. Rowland has 40 years of progressively responsible experience in maternal child health nursing. She has successfully developed and implemented a variety of community based prevention programs focused on reducing infant mortality and racial disparities.
Dr. Rowland participated in the development and implementation of educational initiatives, including a 6 week community health worker certification training; a doula program; an educational series for families, “Strengthening Family Connections”; and an infant mortality reduction community education effort, “A Healthy Baby Begins with You.”
She has served in a variety of positions with the Detroit Healthy Start Project. She was responsible for the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of Healthy Start and related interventions designed to reduce infant mortality and perinatal health disparities. She participated in the implementation of several mortality review projects including the Detroit Fetal Infant Mortality Review and the Detroit HIV Fetal Infant Mortality Review.