David Rosner

Sociomedical Sciences Ronald H. Lauterstein Professor
History Professor

David Rosner is Professor of History and Ronald H. Lauterstein Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University. He also co-directs the Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health, a joint undertaking of Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health and the Department of History. An elected member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine, he received his BA from CCNY, his MPH from the University of Massachusetts and his PhD from Harvard in the History of Science. Until moving to Columbia in 1998, he was University Distinguished Professor of History at the City University of New York. In addition to numerous grants, he has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Investigator Award, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow and a Josiah Macy Fellow. He has been awarded the Distinguished Scholar’s Prize from the City University, the Viseltear Prize for Outstanding Work in the History of Public Health from the APHA and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Massachusetts. He has also been honored at the Awards Dinner of the New York Committee on Occupational Safety and Health and he and Gerald Markowitz have been awarded the Upton Sinclair Memorial Lectureship For Outstanding Occupational Health, Safety, and Environmental Journalism by the American Industrial Hygiene Association.


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