Mary Rose Corrigan received her BSN from Mt Mercy College and her MSN from Clarke College. She has worked for the City of Dubuque Health Services Dept since 1985 and in her current role as Public Health Specialist since 1989. She has been involved in the delivery of many public health programs and services, along with initiating many new programs and policies, including, the Crescent Community Health Center, the City's childhood lead poisoning prevention program and most recently, the Green and Healthy Homes Program.
Ms. Corrigan works with local, state and federal partners on public health policy and programs, including health promotion and disease prevention, community emergency preparedness education and planning, including pandemic influenza planning. She serves on several community based organization boards and also hosts nursing and public health students for public health experience and internships.