As an assistant professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Rich uses large population-based health databases to address complex questions. His current projects investigate aging well through use of mobile health technologies and the health effects of climate change. In addition, Rich is passionate about identifying and understanding unmet medical needs, as well as how to apply scientific knowledge to answer those needs and improve health. As such, he was involved early on in the design and development of the TRP.
Rich is a provoking and gripping educator. He challenges students to think differently so they can champion change in their own communities. At the TRP, he is a course director of Foundations in TR and a faculty advisor for Capstone projects.