David L. Rosenbloom, PhD

Professor, Health Law, Policy & Management
David Rosenbloom
(617) 638-0113drosenbloom@bu.edu
Talbot – T348W
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David has taught for more than 30 years, with an emphasis on developing new techniques to improve the effectiveness of teaching. He has conducted and published research in both political science and substance abuse including a book on the development of the professional campaign management industry*, four national surveys on community anti-drug organizations and strategies, and numerous articles on substance abuse policy. He is the Director of Join Together, a program of the School of Public Health, which helps communities fight substance abuse and gun violence. He chaired a Special Committee on the Clinical Trial Network program for the National Institute on Drug Abuse National Advisory Council. David serves as a Director of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Stop Handgun Violence and is Chairman of QuitNet.com, Inc. For 8 years, he was Commissioner of Health and Hospitals for the City of Boston, acting as the city's public health officer and CEO of the city's public delivery system, including Boston City Hospital, 22 neighborhood health centers, and the emergency medical system. David was also President of Health Data Institute, a company that pioneered the clinical analysis of medical claims data and developed managed care tools and techniques used throughout the country today. *(The Election Men, New York, Quadrangle, 1973)

Other Positions

  • Interim Chair of Health Law, Policy & Management, Health Law, Policy & Management, Boston University School of Public Health


  • Colgate University, BA
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, PhD

Classes Taught

  • SPHPH719
  • SPHPM702
  • SPHPM740
  • SPHPM931


  • Published on 3/1/2015

    Enggasser JL, Hermos JA, Rubin A, Lachowicz M, Rybin D, Brief DJ, Roy M, Helmuth E, Rosenbloom D, Keane TM. Drinking goal choice and outcomes in a Web-based alcohol intervention: results from VetChange. Addict Behav. 2015 Mar; 42:63-8. PMID: 25671224.

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  • Published on 6/16/2014

    Keane TM, Rubin A, Lachowicz M, Brief D, Enggasser JL, Roy M, Hermos J, Helmuth E, Rosenbloom D. Temporal stability of DSM-5 posttraumatic stress disorder criteria in a problem-drinking sample. Psychol Assess. 2014 Dec; 26(4):1138-45. PMID: 24932642.

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  • Published on 4/1/2014

    Palfai TP, Winter M, Lu J, Rosenbloom D, Saitz R. Personalized feedback as a universal prevention approach for college drinking: a randomized trial of an e-mail linked universal web-based alcohol intervention. J Prim Prev. 2014 Apr; 35(2):75-84. PMID: 24421075.

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  • Published on 1/16/2014

    Kramer J, Rubin A, Coster W, Helmuth E, Hermos J, Rosenbloom D, Moed R, Dooley M, Kao YC, Liljenquist K, Brief D, Enggasser J, Keane T, Roy M, Lachowicz M. Strategies to address participant misrepresentation for eligibility in Web-based research. Int J Methods Psychiatr Res. 2014 Mar; 23(1):120-9. PMID: 24431134.

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  • Published on 7/22/2013

    Brief DJ, Rubin A, Keane TM, Enggasser JL, Roy M, Helmuth E, Hermos J, Lachowicz M, Rybin D, Rosenbloom D. Web intervention for OEF/OIF veterans with problem drinking and PTSD symptoms: a randomized clinical trial. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2013 Oct; 81(5):890-900. PMID: 23875821.

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  • Published on 2/7/2013

    Siegel M, DeJong W, Naimi TS, Fortunato EK, Albers AB, Heeren T, Rosenbloom DL, Ross C, Ostroff J, Rodkin S, King C, Borzekowski DL, Rimal RN, Padon AA, Eck RH, Jernigan DH. Brand-specific consumption of alcohol among underage youth in the United States. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2013 Jul; 37(7):1195-203. PMID: 23398328.

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  • Published on 1/16/2013

    Murphy MK, Bijur PE, Rosenbloom D, Bernstein SL, Gallagher EJ. Feasibility of a computer-assisted alcohol SBIRT program in an urban emergency department: patient and research staff perspectives. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2013; 8(1):2. PMID: 23324597.

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  • Published on 10/1/2011

    Siegel M, DeJong W, Naimi TS, Heeren T, Rosenbloom DL, Ross C, Ostroff J, Jernigan DH. Alcohol brand preferences of underage youth: results from a pilot survey among a national sample. Subst Abus. 2011 Oct; 32(4):191-201. PMID: 22014249.

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  • Published on 3/6/2009

    Hingson RW, Edwards EM, Heeren T, Rosenbloom D. Age of drinking onset and injuries, motor vehicle crashes, and physical fights after drinking and when not drinking. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2009 May; 33(5):783-90. PMID: 19298330.

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  • Published on 1/1/2009

    Rosenbloom DL. Holidays, triggers, and willpower--is there a role for medications? A commentary on "The effects of extended-release naltrexone on holiday drinking in alcohol-dependent patients". J Subst Abuse Treat. 2009 Jan; 36(1):7. PMID: 19038694.

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