Michael J. Rovito, Ph.D., CHES, FMHI
Chairman & Treasurer
"After a testicular cancer scare when I was 17 and continuously learning thereafter that we were, and still are, surrounded by a community largely lacking in the support of male health, I founded the Men's Health Initiative, Inc in 2010 wanting to improve the lives of males. My passions developed to focus on male behavioral health, whether it be teaching students on gender issues not typically taught, mentoring young guys, or working directly with boys and men in their communities to learn about their bodies. I do this work to support, empower, and provide boys and men, of any age, the opportunity to learn more about what they are capable of."
Michael Rovito is an Assistant Professor of Health Sciences at the University of Central Florida and a certified health education specialist. He holds a PhD in Public Health and a MA in Urban Studies from Temple University and a BA in Geography from Millersville University. His work specializes in testicular self-examination and testicular cancer, male health behavioral change, instrumentation design, and health communication. He is a loving father, husband, son, brother, and uncle.