Updated: November 5th, 2020

Maryland University of Integrative Health is pleased to announce that Rovenia M. Brock, Ph.D., award-winning nutritionist, lecturer, and author, will be our 2018 commencement speaker.

Rovenia M. Brock, Ph.D., a.k.a. Dr. Ro, earned a Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition from Virginia State University; a double master’s degree in Community Nutrition and Broadcast Journalism from Howard University; and a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences, also from Howard University. Currently, Dr. Ro is Nutrition Contributor to National Public Radio, and Nutrition Advisor to The Today Show. She is host of the “Livin’ Healthy with Dr. Ro” series aired on TV One and frequently seen on The Today Show. She hosted Black Entertainment Television’s Heart & Soul, the first-ever national health and fitness television show for African American women, and was the Nutrition Counselor for ABC News’ “Lifetime Live” and the Weekly Nutritionist to NBC’s Morning Show in Washington, DC. Dr. Ro was also Health Expert for the WHUR Adult Mix Morning Show, the leading adult listening radio station in Washington, DC, where she hosted a weekly segment, “Heads Up on Health with Dr. Ro.” In addition, she served as Medical Correspondent for BET News. Dr. Ro was the longtime host of Health Matters, a health and lifestyles program aired on WHUT, Howard University’s PBS station.

Dr. Ro’s column “Eating Healthy with Dr. Ro” appeared for years in Heart & Soul magazine, where she continues to be a Contributing Nutrition Editor. She also wrote the syndicated column “Livin’ Healthy with Dr. Ro,” for BET. com, where she served as Resident Nutrition Expert. She has been featured and quoted widely in print venues, including Ebony, O magazine, Essence, and Self, as well as many major daily newspapers.

She has been the recipient of many awards, including The 2004 Dorothy Height SHERO award; the 2002 Ph.D. Alumni of the Year Award from Howard University; the 2002 Women in Medicine Award from the National Medical Association; and awards from such organizations as the March of Dimes, the American Cancer Society, and the American Heart Association. More magazine recently named Dr. Ro as one of the nation’s top five nutritionists.

The MUIH Commencement Ceremony will take place on Sunday, June 3 at 2:00 p.m. at the Modell Performing Arts Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Visit muih.edu/commencement to learn more.