Dr. Rickard began teaching at Eastern Michigan University in 2010. Her research interests include health policy, social class effects on health, and sexual health. She enjoys teaching in both Community and School Health Education and serving as the faculty advisor for the local chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma. Dr. Rickard is a member of the American Association of School Health, the Society of Public Health Educators, and National Eta Sigma Gamma and serves in various roles within those organizations. Since joining EMU, she has received a new faculty research award for her work with sexually transmitted infections and partner communication. She was also inducted into Western Michigan University Human Performance and Health Education Alumni Honor Academy in March of 2012.