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Dr. Michael J. Rovito is an Assistant Professor of Health Sciences at the University of Central Florida Dr. Rovito holds a Ph.D. in Public Health and a M.A. in Urban Studies from Temple University, a B.A. in Geography from Millersville University, and is a certified health education specialist. His work specializes in testicular self-examination and testicular cancer, male health behavioral change, and formative research, including theory, instrument, and intervention design.

  • Ph.D., Public Health, Temple University
  • CHES, Health Education, NCHEC
  • FMHI, Fellow, Men's Health Initiative, Inc.
Research Interests
  • Men's health
  • Health behavior sciences
  • Health communication
  • Public Health
  • Health education
  • HSC4730: Applied Health Research Methods
  • HSC4501: Chronic Disease Epidemiology
  • Health Sciences Places High Priority on Undergraduate Research
    The Department of Health Sciences works tirelessly to ensure that its 4,000 undergraduate students are actively engaged in their education at UCF. “We are really emphasizing integrative learning in our...
  • UCF Professor Aims to Bring Awareness to Men’s Health
    As International Men’s Health Week winds down on Friday June 16, UCF assistant professor of health sciences Michael Rovito continues to advocate for the establishment of a national men’s health office. That’s...
  • Rovito Earns National Award for Men’s Health Outreach, Research
    Michael Rovito’s tireless efforts on behalf of men’s health earned him national honors last week at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Denver. The assistant professor of health sciences received the inaugural award for Excellence...
  • Statnews.com Reports on Rovito’s Advocacy for Men’s Health
    Michael Rovito, assistant professor of health professions, is the contrarian in today’s @statnews article, “A contrarian push to get men to check their testicles for lumps.” Learn how this men’s health...
  • Rovito Participates in White House Dialogue on Men’s Health
    Michael Rovito, assistant professor of health professions, was among the health care, public policy, business and nonprofit professionals who participated in the White House Dialogue on Men’s Health Jan. 8. Rovito was invited to...