Asher Rosinger is a human biologist. Upon completion of his doctorate, Dr. Rosinger was selected as only one of two anthropologists to serve as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There, he led field projects related to Zika virus in Puerto Rico and published papers related to national surveillance on dietary water intake and sugar sweetened beverage consumption, obesity, and cholesterol. Dr. Asher Rosinger is the Ann Atherton Hertzler Early Career Professor in Global Health at Pennsylvania State University. He founded and directs the Water, Health, and Nutrition Laboratory (https://hhd.psu.edu/bbh/research/research-labs/water-health-and-nutrition-lab) which aims to understand cross-cultural variation in how humans meet their water needs across distinct ecological contexts and how this relates to both acute and long-term health, hydration status, nutritional status, stress, and disease risk.
Attorneys for Nichols' family called the move "appropriate and proportional" in response to his death and urged other cities to follow suit but also stressed that "misconduct is not restricted to these specialty units."