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. Skajaa N, Horváth-Puhó E, Sundbøll J, Adelborg K, Rothman KJ, Sørensen HT. Forty-year Seasonality Trends in Occurrence of Myocardial Infarction, Ischemic Stroke, and Hemorrhagic Stroke. Epidemiology. 2018 Nov; 29(6):777-783.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30028346.
     
  2. Ritchey ME, Harding A, Hunter S, Peterson C, Sager PT, Kowey PR, Nguyen L, Thomas S, Cainzos-Achirica M, Rothman KJ, Andrews EB, Anthony MS. Cardiovascular Safety During and After Use of Phentermine and Topiramate. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2018 Sep 21. PMID: 30247575.
     
  3. Ripollone JE, Huybrechts KF, Rothman KJ, Ferguson RE, Franklin JM. Implications of the Propensity Score Matching Paradox in Pharmacoepidemiology. Am J Epidemiol. 2018 Sep 01; 187(9):1951-1961.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29750409.
     
  4. Rothman KJ, Greenland S. Planning Study Size Based on Precision Rather Than Power. Epidemiology. 2018 09; 29(5):599-603. PMID: 29912015.
     
  5. Nillni YI, Wesselink AK, Hatch EE, Mikkelsen EM, Gradus JL, Rothman KJ, Wise LA. Mental health, psychotropic medication use, and menstrual cycle characteristics. Clin Epidemiol. 2018; 10:1073-1082.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30214312.
     
  6. Wesselink AK, Hatch EE, Rothman KJ, Weuve JL, Aschengrau A, Song RJ, Wise LA. Perceived Stress and Fecundability: A Preconception Cohort Study of North American Couples. Am J Epidemiol. 2018 Aug 22.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30137198.
     
  7. Wesselink AK, Hatch EE, Wise LA, Rothman KJ, Vieira VM, Aschengrau A. Exposure to tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water and time to pregnancy. Environ Res. 2018 Nov; 167:136-143.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30014895.
     
  8. Vinceti M, Filippini T, Rothman KJ. Selenium exposure and the risk of type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur J Epidemiol. 2018 Sep; 33(9):789-810.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29974401.
     
  9. Borsari L, Malagoli C, Werler MM, Rothman KJ, Malavolti M, Rodolfi R, De Girolamo G, Nicolini F, Vinceti M. Joint Effect of Maternal Tobacco Smoking and Pregestational Diabetes on Preterm Births and Congenital Anomalies: A Population-Based Study in Northern Italy. J Diabetes Res. 2018; 2018:2782741.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30050951.
     
  10. Arana A, Margulis AV, McQuay LJ, Ziemiecki R, Bartsch JL, Rothman KJ, Franks B, D'Silva M, Appenteng K, Varas-Lorenzo C, Perez-Gutthann S. Variation in Cardiovascular Risk Related to Individual Antimuscarinic Drugs Used to Treat Overactive Bladder: A UK Cohort Study. Pharmacotherapy. 2018 Jun; 38(6):628-637. PMID: 29723926.
     
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Bar chart showing 388 publications over 39 distinct years, with a maximum of 20 publications in 2015

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