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Richard Rothenberg

Regents' Professor, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development    

Fellow, 1974, Harvard-Beth Israel-Children's Hospital , Infectious Disease
M.P.H.,1973, Harvard School of Public Health
M.D.,1966, Harvard Medical School
Diplôme de Français, 1961, Université de Dijon
B.A., 1962, Columbia College , French


Infectious Diseases , Epidemiology , STDs, HIV


Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development
Regents’ Professor
Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research
Rothenberg Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Richard Rothenberg currently servers as the Regents’ Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research at the School of Public Health.

Dr. Rothenberg received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA and a master’s degree in public health from Harvard School of Public Health.  He previously worked at Emory University as Professor of Medicine (1993-2007) and prior to that had spent 25 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Over the past several decades, he has conducted research that examines the dynamics of transmission of infectious diseases, primarily HIV, STDs, and the blood borne illnesses (BBIs)., with particular emphasis of the effects of social, sexual, and drug-using networks on transmission. He currently focuses on community-based HIV intervention and the use of urban metrics to identify health disparities.

Dr. Rothenberg has published over 185 peer-reviewed articles, primarily in the fields of STD, HIV, and epidemiologic methods.   In 2002, he received the Parran Award for lifetime contributions to the field of STDs. He is the current Editor-in-Chief of the Annals of Epidemiology.

Dr. Rothenberg teaches, epidemiologic methods, prevention methods, STD/HIV epidemiology, grant and scientific writing, and an Honors undergraduate course in the scientific method.



Rothenberg R, Costenbader E. Empiricism and theorizing in epidemiology and social network analysis. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases 2011;2011:157194

Rothenberg R, Weaver SR, Dai D, Stauber C, Prasad A, Kano M. A flexible urban health index for small area disparities. Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine. 2014; 91; 823-835

Rothenberg R, Weaver S, Dai D, Stauber C. Prasad A, Kano M. Urban Health Indicators and Indices—current status.  BMC Public Health. 2015 May 16;15:494. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-1827-x.

Rosenberg ES, Rothenberg RB, Kleinbaum DG, Stephenson RB, Sullivan PS. Assessment of a New Web-Based Sexual Concurrency Measurement Tool for Men Who Have Sex With Men. J Med Internet Res 2014;16(11):e24

Rothenberg R.  The causes of cancer, revisited.  Ann Epidemiol 2015;25(3):215-216.

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