Rebecca Arnold

Adjunct Professor


Rebecca Arnold brings 20 years of global health experience, from grassroots to national levels. Areas of expertise include social and behavior change; capacity strengthening; and management and leadership.

Previously she was Technical Advisor for The Challenge Initiative, a Gates Institute effort to scale up family planning globally; Project Director for BKMI (Bangladesh Knowledge Management Initiative), a USAID-funded program based in Dhaka, Bangladesh led by Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs; Senior Manager for a multi-media entertainment-education program in Tanzania; and a community health educator while a Peace Corps Volunteer in Madagascar. She also led a consulting business for many years.

Arnold teaches MPH680, Leadership and Management in Public Health Systems.

Currently she resides in Rock Island, Ill., leading marketing and fundraising efforts for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center.


Education and Training


  • MPH, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  • BA, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

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