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Kenneth J. Rothman

Distinguished Fellow, Epidemiology

Kenneth J. Rothman, DrPH, is vice president for epidemiology research in RTI Health Solutions. Dr. Rothman has focused his career on the development and teaching of the concepts and methods of epidemiologic research, and has authored or co-authored more than 250 scholarly publications. His research has spanned a wide range of health problems, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurologic disease, birth defects, injuries, environmental exposures, and adverse effects of pharmaceutical agents. He was the founding editor of Epidemiology, assistant editor of the American Journal of Public Health, editor of the American Journal of Epidemiology, and a member of the editorial board of the New England Journal of Medicine and the international advisory board of The Lancet. He is a past president of the Society for Epidemiologic Research, an honorary Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology, and Fellow and former member of the board of directors of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology. He has written two widely read epidemiologic textbooks: Modern Epidemiology (now in its third edition) and Epidemiology, An Introduction (now in its second edition).


DrPH, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health; MPH, Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health; DMD, Dental Medicine, Harvard School of Dental Medicine; AB, Physical Sciences, Colgate University.

Latest Publications

Strong association between smoking and the risk of revision in a cohort study of patients with metal-on-metal total hip arthroplasty — Journal of Orthopaedic Research
Lubbeke, A., Rothman, K.J., Garavaglia, G., Barea, C., Christofilopoulos, P., Stern, R., et al. (Jun 2014)
Risk of acute liver injury associated with the use of moxifloxacin and other oral antimicrobials: A retrospective, population-based cohort study — Pharmacotherapy
Kaye, J.A., Castellsague, J., Bui, C.L., Calingaert, B., McQuay, L.J., Riera-Guardia, N., Saltus, C.W., Quinlan, S., Holick, C.N., Wahl, P.M., Suzart, K., Rothman, K.J., Wallander, M.-.A., & Perez-Gutthann, S. (Apr 2014)
Validation of acute liver injury cases in a population-based cohort study of oral antimicrobial users — Current Drug Safety
Bui, C.L., Kaye, J.A., Castellsague, J., Calingaert, B., McQuay, L.J., Riera-Guardia, N., Saltus, C.W., Quinlan, S.C., Holick, C.N., Wahl, P.M., Suzart, K., Rothman, K.J., Wallander, M.A., & Perez-Gutthann, S. (Mar 2014)
Challenges in designing a national surveillance program for inflammatory bowel disease in the United States — Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Long, M.D., Hutfless, S., Kappelman, M.D., Khalili, H., Kaplan, G.G., Bernstein, C.N., Colombel, J.F., Gower-Rousseau, C., Herrinton, L., Velayos, F., Loftus, E.V., Nguyen, G.C., Ananthakrishnan, A.N., Sonnenberg, A., Chan, A., Sandler, R.S., Atreja, A., Shah, S.A., Rothman, K.J., et al. (Feb 2014)
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