Kenneth J. Rothman, DrPH
Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Epidemiology

DPH/DrPH, Harvard University
DMD, Harvard University
MPH, Harvard University
AB, Colgate University



Dr. Rothman has 48 years of professional experience in Epidemiologic research. His research has included work on the epidemiology of cancer, cardiovascular disease, birth defects, environmental epidemiology, pharmaceutical products, and methodological, conceptual and ethical issues in epidemiology. Specific projects have included research on the teratogenicity of vitamin A, the health effects of cellular telephone use, and factors affecting fecundability. Dr. Rothman is the author of two widely used textbooks of epidemiologic methods, Modern Epidemiology and Epidemiology: an Introduction, and is the founding editor of Epidemiology, a leading public-health journal. He received the American Public Health Association’s Abraham Lilienfeld Award for 2002, recognizing excellence in the teaching of epidemiology during the course of a career. He was the recipient of the Society for Epidemiologic Research Career Accomplishment Award in 2017, and an honorary MD degree in 2017 from University of Aarhus, Denmark. He is a Fellow of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology, and an honorary fellow of the American College of Epidemiology. Dr. Rothman is also a Distinguished Fellow at RTI International, where he holds the position of Vice President for Epidemiologic Research at RTI Health Solutions.

Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Medicine
Preventive Medicine & Epidemiology

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  1. Anthony MS, Aroda VR, Parlett LE, Djebarri L, Berreghis S, Calingaert B, Beachler DC, Crowe CL, Johannes CB, Juhaeri J, Lanes S, Pan C, Rothman KJ, Saltus CW, Walsh KE. Risk of Anaphylaxis Among New Users of GLP-1 Receptor Agonists: A Cohort Study. Diabetes Care. 2024 Feb 16. PMID: 38363873
     
  2. Desai RJ, Wang SV, Sreedhara SK, Zabotka L, Khosrow-Khavar F, Nelson JC, Shi X, Toh S, Wyss R, Patorno E, Dutcher S, Li J, Lee H, Ball R, Dal Pan G, Segal JB, Suissa S, Rothman KJ, Greenland S, Hernán MA, Heagerty PJ, Schneeweiss S. Process guide for inferential studies using healthcare data from routine clinical practice to evaluate causal effects of drugs (PRINCIPLED): considerations from the FDA Sentinel Innovation Center. BMJ. 2024 Feb 12; 384:e076460. PMID: 38346815
     
  3. Bond JC, Coleman CM, Yland JJ, Wesselink AK, Wang T, Willis M, Hatch EE, Rothman KJ, Savitz D, Eisenberg ML, Wise LA. Preconception sleep duration, non-daytime work schedules, and incidence of spontaneous abortion: a prospective cohort study. Hum Reprod. 2024 Feb 01; 39(2):413-424.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38059518
     
  4. Stang A, Rothman KJ. Authors' Reply: Statistical inference and effect measures in abstracts of randomized trials, 1975-2021. Eur J Epidemiol. 2024 Jan 04.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38177574
     
  5. Wesselink AK, Kirwa K, Hystad P, Kaufman JD, Szpiro AA, Willis MD, Savitz DA, Levy JI, Rothman KJ, Mikkelsen EM, Laursen ASD, Hatch EE, Wise LA. Ambient air pollution and rate of spontaneous abortion. Environ Res. 2023 Dec 27; 246:118067.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38157969; DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2023.118067;
     
  6. Yland JJ, Wesselink AK, Regan AK, Hatch EE, Rothman KJ, Savitz DA, Wang TR, Huybrechts KF, Hernández-Díaz S, Eisenberg ML, Wise LA. A prospective cohort study of preconception COVID-19 vaccination and miscarriage. Hum Reprod. 2023 Dec 04; 38(12):2362-2372.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37864485; PMCID: PMC10694406; DOI: 10.1093/humrep/dead211;
     
  7. Halperin JL, Rothman KJ. Initial Antithrombotic Therapy After Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion: Shifting Approaches to a Moving Target. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2023 Oct 31; 82(18):1774-1776. PMID: 37879781
     
  8. Wesselink AK, Hystad P, Kirwa K, Kaufman JD, Willis MD, Wang TR, Szpiro AA, Levy JI, Savitz DA, Rothman KJ, Hatch EE, Wise LA. Air pollution and fecundability in a North American preconception cohort study. Environ Int. 2023 Nov; 181:108249.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37862861; DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2023.108249;
     
  9. Stang A, Rothman KJ. Statistical inference and effect measures in abstracts of randomized controlled trials, 1975-2021. A systematic review. Eur J Epidemiol. 2023 Sep 16; 1035-1042.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37715928; PMCID: PMC10570208; DOI: 10.1007/s10654-023-01047-8;
     
  10. Yland JJ, Wesselink AK, Hernandez-Diaz S, Huybrechts K, Hatch EE, Wang TR, Savitz D, Kuohung W, Rothman KJ, Wise LA. Preconception contraceptive use and miscarriage: prospective cohort study. BMJ Med. 2023; 2(1):e000569.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37705685; PMCID: PMC10496668; DOI: 10.1136/bmjmed-2023-000569;
     
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Bar chart showing 514 publications over 45 distinct years, with a maximum of 32 publications in 2020

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202032
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2017 Univ of Aarhus: Society for Epidemiologic Research Career Accomplishment Award
2014 American College of Epidemiology: Abraham Lilienfeld Award for Excellence in Epidemiology
2008 RTI International: Distinguished Fellow
2005 International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology: Fellowship
2000 American Public Health Association: Lilienfeld Teaching Award
1997 American Medical Writers Association: Will Solimene Award for Excellence in Medical Communication
1997 American College of Epidemiology: Honorary Fellowship
1996 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award
1990-1992 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award
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