Kenneth J. Rothman, DrPH

Professor, Epidemiology
Kenneth Rothman
(617) 358-3612krothman@bu.edu

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 12/1/2018

    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 Dec 01; 187(12):2662-2671. PMID: 30137198.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/1/2018

    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 11; 29(6):777-783. PMID: 30028346.

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  • Published on 9/21/2018

    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.

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  • Published on 9/1/2018

    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. PMID: 29750409.

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  • Published on 9/1/2018

    Rothman KJ, Greenland S. Planning Study Size Based on Precision Rather Than Power. Epidemiology. 2018 09; 29(5):599-603. PMID: 29912015.

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  • Published on 8/28/2018

    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. PMID: 30214312.

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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 Nov; 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 Sep; 33(9):789-810. 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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