Kenneth J. Rothman, DrPH

Professor, Epidemiology

Kenneth Rothman
617.358.3612
715 Albany St Talbot Building

Biography

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.

Other Positions

  • Professor, Preventive Medicine & Epidemiology, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Education

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

Publications

  • Published on 9/1/2018

    Rothman KJ, Greenland S. Planning Study Size Based on Precision Rather Than Power. Epidemiology. 2018 Sep; 29(5):599-603. PMID: 29912015.

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  • Published on 7/18/2018

    Skajaa N, Horváth-Puhó E, Sundbøll J, Adelborg K, Rothman KJ, Sørensen HT. 40-year seasonality trends in occurrence of myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, and hemorrhagic stroke. Epidemiology. 2018 Jul 18. PMID: 30028346.

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  • Published on 7/7/2018

    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 Jul 07; 167:136-143. PMID: 30014895.

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  • Published on 7/5/2018

    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 Jul 05. PMID: 29974401.

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  • Published on 6/28/2018

    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. PMID: 30050951.

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  • Published on 6/1/2018

    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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  • Published on 5/30/2018

    Obel N, Dessau RB, Krogfelt KA, Bodilsen J, Andersen NS, Møller JK, Roed C, Omland LH, Christiansen CB, Ellermann-Eriksen S, Bangsborg JM, Hansen K, Benfield TL, Rothman KJ, Sørensen HT, Andersen CØ, Lebech AM. Long term survival, health, social functioning, and education in patients with European Lyme neuroborreliosis: nationwide population based cohort study. BMJ. 2018 May 30; 361:k1998. PMID: 29848547.

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  • Published on 5/10/2018

    Ripollone JE, Huybrechts KF, Rothman KJ, Ferguson RE, Franklin JM. Implications of the Propensity Score Matching Paradox in Pharmacoepidemiology. Am J Epidemiol. 2018 May 10. PMID: 29750409.

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  • Published on 5/5/2018

    Young-Xu Y, Van Aalst R, Mahmud SM, Rothman KJ, Snider JT, Westreich D, Mor V, Gravenstein S, Lee JKH, Thommes EW, Decker MD, Chit A. Relative Vaccine Effectiveness of High-Dose Versus Standard-Dose Influenza Vaccines Among Veterans Health Administration Patients. J Infect Dis. 2018 May 05; 217(11):1718-1727. PMID: 29452380.

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  • Published on 5/1/2018

    Hatch EE, Wesselink AK, Hahn KA, Michiel JJ, Mikkelsen EM, Sorensen HT, Rothman KJ, Wise LA. Intake of Sugar-sweetened Beverages and Fecundability in a North American Preconception Cohort. Epidemiology. 2018 May; 29(3):369-378. PMID: 29384791.

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