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

DPH/DrPH, Harvard University
MPH, Harvard University
DMD, Harvard 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 School of Medicine
Medicine
Preventive Medicine & Epidemiology


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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  1. Webster-Clark M, Stürmer T, Wang T, Man K, Marinac-Dabic D, Rothman KJ, Ellis AR, Gokhale M, Lunt M, Girman C, Glynn RJ. Using propensity scores to estimate effects of treatment initiation decisions: State of the science. Stat Med. 2020 Dec 29. PMID: 33377193
     
  2. Yland JJ, Bresnick KA, Hatch EE, Wesselink AK, Mikkelsen EM, Rothman KJ, Sørensen HT, Huybrechts KF, Wise LA. Pregravid contraceptive use and fecundability: prospective cohort study. BMJ. 2020 11 11; 371:m3966.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33177047
     
  3. Harlow AF, Wesselink AK, Hatch EE, Rothman KJ, Wise LA. Male Preconception Marijuana Use and Spontaneous Abortion: A Prospective Cohort Study. Epidemiology. 2020 Nov 05.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33165011
     
  4. Filippini T, Rothman KJ, Cocchio S, Narne E, Mantoan D, Saia M, Goffi A, Ferrari F, Maffeis G, Orsini N, Baldo V, Vinceti M. Associations between mortality from COVID-19 in two Italian regions and outdoor air pollution as assessed through tropospheric nitrogen dioxide. Sci Total Environ. 2021 Mar 15; 760:143355.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33187703
     
  5. Wesselink AK, Bresnick KA, Hatch EE, Rothman KJ, Mikkelsen EM, Wang TR, Huybrechts KF, Wise LA. Association Between Male Use of Pain Medication and Fecundability. Am J Epidemiol. 2020 11 02; 189(11):1348-1359.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32488260
     
  6. Stanford JB, Willis SK, Hatch EE, Rothman KJ, Wise LA. Fecundability in relation to use of mobile computing apps to track the menstrual cycle. Hum Reprod. 2020 Oct 01; 35(10):2245-2252.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32910202
     
  7. Wise LA, Wesselink AK, Hatch EE, Weuve J, Murray EJ, Wang TR, Mikkelsen EM, Toft Sørensen H, Rothman KJ. Changes in Behavior with Increasing Pregnancy Attempt Time: A Prospective Cohort Study. Epidemiology. 2020 09; 31(5):659-667.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32487855
     
  8. Haviland MJ, Nillni YI, Fox MP, Savitz DA, Hatch EE, Rothman KJ, Hacker MR, Wang TR, Wise LA. Psychotropic medication use during pregnancy and gestational age at delivery. Ann Epidemiol. 2021 Jan; 53:34-41.e2.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32835770
     
  9. Ripollone JE, Huybrechts KF, Rothman KJ, Ferguson RE, Franklin JM. Brief discussion on sampling variability in 1:1 propensity score matching without replacement. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2020 09; 29(9):1194-1197.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32939910
     
  10. Wise LA, Wang TR, Willis SK, Wesselink AK, Rothman KJ, Hatch EE. Effect of a Home Pregnancy Test Intervention on Cohort Retention and Pregnancy Detection: A Randomized Trial. Am J Epidemiol. 2020 08 01; 189(8):773-778.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32128561
     
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