Kenneth J. Rothman, DrPH

Professor, Epidemiology
Kenneth Rothman
Talbot – T418E


Dr. Rothman has more than 40 years professional experience in Epidemiologic research. His research has included work on the teratogenicity of vitamin A, the health effects of cellular telephone use, and potential environmental risk factors for cancer. He has also conducted epidemiologic research and written on the epidemiology of cancer, cardiovascular disease, birth defects, environmental epidemiology, and methodological, conceptual and ethical issues in epidemiology. Dr. Rothman authored two widely used textbook 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, 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


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


  • Published on 5/27/2014

    Vinceti M, Malagoli C, Rothman KJ, Rodolfi R, Astolfi G, Calzolari E, Puccini A, Bertolotti M, Lunt M, Paterlini L, Martini M, Nicolini F. Risk of birth defects associated with maternal pregestational diabetes. Eur J Epidemiol. 2014 Jun; 29(6):411-8.

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  • Published on 5/2/2014

    Virkus RA, Løkkegaard E, Lidegaard O, Langhoff-Roos J, Nielsen AK, Rothman KJ, Bergholt T. Risk factors for venous thromboembolism in 1.3 million pregnancies: a nationwide prospective cohort. PLoS One. 2014; 9(5):e96495.

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  • Published on 4/18/2014

    Radin RG, Hatch EE, Rothman KJ, Mikkelsen EM, Sørensen HT, Riis AH, Wise LA. Active and passive smoking and fecundability in Danish pregnancy planners. Fertil Steril. 2014 Jul; 102(1):183-191.e2.

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  • Published on 4/15/2014

    Wildenschild C, Riis AH, Ehrenstein V, Heitmann BL, Hatch EE, Wise LA, Rothman KJ, Sørensen HT, Mikkelsen EM. Weight at birth and subsequent fecundability: a prospective cohort study. PLoS One. 2014; 9(4):e95257.

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  • Published on 3/27/2014

    Long A, Rahmaoui A, Rothman KJ, Guinan E, Eisner M, Bradley MS, Iribarren C, Chen H, Carrigan G, Rosén K, Szefler SJ. Incidence of malignancy in patients with moderate-to-severe asthma treated with or without omalizumab. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014 Sep; 134(3):560-567.e4.

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  • Published on 3/1/2014

    Bui CL, Kaye JA, Castellsague J, Calingaert B, McQuay LJ, Riera-Guardia N, Saltus CW, Quinlan SC, Holick CN, Wahl PM, Suzart K, Rothman KJ, Wallander MA, Perez-Gutthann S. Validation of acute liver injury cases in a population-based cohort study of oral antimicrobial users. Curr Drug Saf. 2014 Mar; 9(1):23-8.

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  • Published on 2/24/2014

    Lübbeke A, Rothman KJ, Garavaglia G, Barea C, Christofilopoulos P, Stern R, Hoffmeyer P. Strong association between smoking and the risk of revision in a cohort study of patients with metal-on-metal total hip arthroplasty. J Orthop Res. 2014 Jun; 32(6):762-8.

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  • Published on 2/1/2014

    Kimball AB, Schenfeld J, Accortt NA, Anthony MS, Rothman KJ, Pariser D. Incidence rates of malignancies and hospitalized infectious events in patients with psoriasis with or without treatment and a general population in the U.S.A.: 2005-09. Br J Dermatol. 2014 Feb; 170(2):366-73.

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  • Published on 2/1/2014

    Long MD, Hutfless S, Kappelman MD, Khalili H, Kaplan GG, Bernstein CN, Colombel JF, Gower-Rousseau C, Herrinton L, Velayos F, Loftus EV, Nguyen GC, Ananthakrishnan AN, Sonnenberg A, Chan A, Sandler RS, Atreja A, Shah SA, Rothman KJ, Leleiko NS, Bright R, Boffetta P, Myers KD, Sands BE. Challenges in designing a national surveillance program for inflammatory bowel disease in the United States. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2014 Feb; 20(2):398-415.

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  • Published on 1/23/2014

    Rothman KJ. Six persistent research misconceptions. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Jul; 29(7):1060-4.

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