Kenneth J. Rothman, DrPH
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.

Boston University School of 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. Arana A, Pottegård A, Kuiper JG, Booth H, Reutfors J, Calingaert B, Lund LC, Crellin E, Schmitt-Egenolf M, Kaye JA, Gembert K, Rothman KJ, Kieler H, Dedman D, Houben E, Gutiérrez L, Hallas J, Perez-Gutthann S. Long-Term Risk of Skin Cancer and Lymphoma in Users of Topical Tacrolimus and Pimecrolimus: Final Results from the Extension of the Cohort Study Protopic Joint European Longitudinal Lymphoma and Skin Cancer Evaluation (JOELLE). Clin Epidemiol. 2021; 13:1141-1153.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35002327; PMCID: PMC8721027; DOI: 10.2147/CLEP.S331287;
  2. Wesselink AK, Wang TR, Ketzel M, Mikkelsen EM, Brandt J, Khan J, Hertel O, Laursen ASD, Johannesen BR, Willis MD, Levy JI, Rothman KJ, Sørensen HT, Wise LA, Hatch EE. Air pollution and fecundability: Results from a Danish preconception cohort study. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2022 Jan; 36(1):57-67.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34890081; DOI: 10.1111/ppe.12832;
  3. Skajaa N, Adelborg K, Horváth-Puhó E, Rothman KJ, Henderson VW, Thygesen LC, Sørensen HT. Risks of Stroke Recurrence and Mortality After First and Recurrent Strokes in Denmark: A Nationwide Registry Study. Neurology. 2021 Nov 29.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34845054
  4. Vinceti M, Filippini T, Rothman KJ, Di Federico S, Orsini N. The association between first and second wave COVID-19 mortality in Italy. BMC Public Health. 2021 11 11; 21(1):2069.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34763690; PMCID: PMC8582237; DOI: 10.1186/s12889-021-12126-4;
  5. Beachler DC, Taylor DH, Anthony MS, Yin R, Li L, Saltus CW, Li L, Shaunik A, Walsh KE, Rothman KJ, Johannes CB, Aroda VR, Carr W, Goldberg P, Accardi A, O'Shura JS, Sharma K, Juhaeri J, Lanes S, Wu C. Response to letter to the editor regarding "Development and validation of a predictive model algorithm to identify anaphylaxis in adults with type 2 diabetes in U.S. administrative claims data". Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2022 01; 31(1):110-111.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34687257
  6. Rothman KJ. The origin of Modern Epidemiology, the book. Eur J Epidemiol. 2021 Aug; 36(8):763-765. PMID: 34453632; PMCID: PMC8397859; DOI: 10.1007/s10654-021-00790-0;
  7. Stürmer T, Webster-Clark M, Lund JL, Wyss R, Ellis AR, Lunt M, Rothman KJ, Glynn RJ. Propensity Score Weighting and Trimming Strategies for Reducing Variance and Bias of Treatment Effect Estimates: A Simulation Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2021 08 01; 190(8):1659-1670. PMID: 33615349; PMCID: PMC8327194; DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwab041;
  8. McKinnon CJ, Hatch EE, Orta OR, Rothman KJ, Eisenberg ML, Wefes-Potter J, Wise LA. The association between work hours, shift work, and job latitude with fecundability: A preconception cohort study. J Occup Health Psychol. 2021 Jul 29.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34323556
  9. Bond JC, Wise LA, Willis SK, Yland JJ, Hatch EE, Rothman KJ, Heaton B. Self-reported periodontitis and fecundability in a population of pregnancy planners. Hum Reprod. 2021 07 19; 36(8):2298-2308.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33822056; PMCID: PMC8289328; DOI: 10.1093/humrep/deab058;
  10. Fortuny J, von Gersdorff G, Lassalle R, Linder M, Overbeek J, Reinold J, Toft G, Timmer A, Dress J, Blin P, Droz-Perroteau C, Ehrenstein V, Franzoni C, Herings R, Kollhorst B, Moore N, Odsbu I, Perez-Gutthann S, Schink T, Rascher K, Rasouliyan L, Rothman KJ, Saigi-Morgui N, Schaller M, Smits E, Forstner M, Bénichou J, Bircher AJ, Garbe E, Rampton DS, Gutierrez L. Use of intravenous iron and risk of anaphylaxis: A multinational observational post-authorisation safety study in Europe. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2021 10; 30(10):1447-1457. PMID: 34181291; PMCID: PMC8457074; DOI: 10.1002/pds.5319;
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