Kenneth J. Rothman, vice president for Epidemiology Research in RTI Health Solutions (RTI-HS), has been named an RTI International Distinguished Fellow for his long-term contributions to the fields of public health and epidemiology.
Also a professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health and the Department of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, Rothman has focused his career on developing and teaching the concepts and methods of epidemiologic research. His research has spanned a wide range of health problems, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurologic disease, birth defects, injuries, environmental exposures, and adverse effects of pharmaceutical agents.
Rothman has authored or co-authored more than 250 scholarly publications, most of which are original epidemiologic research studies. In addition to publishing original research, he has written broadly on methodologic issues in epidemiology, as well as ethical issues relating to the conduct of science. He has authored two widely read epidemiologic textbooks,
Modern Epidemiology and
Epidemiology: An Introduction. He also frequently teaches intensive courses on epidemiologic research principles in the United States and abroad.
Rothman has dedicated a large proportion of his professional effort to editorial activities and publishing. He was the founding editor of the journal
Epidemiology and has served as assistant editor of the
American Journal of Public Health, editor of the
American Journal of Epidemiology, member of the Editorial Board of the
New England Journal of Medicine, and member of the International Advisory Board of the
Rothman is a past president of the Society for Epidemiologic Research, an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology, and a Fellow and member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology.
He received an A.B degree from Colgate University in physical science, and D.M.D., M.P.H. and Dr.P.H. degrees from Harvard University.
The RTI Fellow Program was established in August 2001 to provide professional opportunities for exceptionally talented staff committed to science, technology, research and policy analysis in support of RTI’s mission to improve the human condition. The program has three levels: Fellow, Senior Fellow and Distinguished Fellow. To learn more about RTI’s Fellows, visit this
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