Linda Rosenstock

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CTSI Member, Internal Advisory Board Member, CTSI
UCLA Dean Emeritus, Fielding School of Public Health Dean Emeritus, Health Equity Professor, Health Policy and Management Professor, Medicine Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
M.D., The Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore, MD, 1973 - 1977
M.P.H., The Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore, MD, 1973 - 1977
A.B., Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1967 - 1971
1977 - 1980 University fo Washington, Seattle, Washington

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UCLA Pub Hlth-Hlth Policy & Mgmt
BOX 957143, 10960 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1550
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Dr. Linda Rosenstock served from November 2000 until July 1, 2012 as Dean of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, one of the nation's top ranked schools with 700 graduate students and more than 200 faculty. She holds appointments as Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Health Policy & Management, and Environmental Health Sciences. She is a recognized authority in occupational and environmental health as well as global public health and science policy.

Prior to coming to UCLA, Rosenstock served for nearly seven years as the director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), where she led a staff of 1,500 at the only federal agency mandated to undertake research and prevention activities in occupational safety and health. During her tenure, Rosenstock was instrumental in creating the National Occupational Research Agenda, a framework for guiding occupational safety and health research. She expanded the agency's responsibilities, staff size, and budget – doubling the Institute's annual appropriations. In recognition of her efforts, Rosenstock received the Presidential Distinguished Executive Rank Award, the highest executive service award in the government.

Dr. Rosenstock received her M.D. and M.P.H. from The Johns Hopkins University. She received advanced training at the University of Washington, where she was Chief Resident in Primary Care Internal Medicine and a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. At the University of Washington, Dr. Rosenstock was active in clinical practice of both general internal medicine and occupational and environmental medicine.

Internationally, Rosenstock has been active in teaching and research in many developing countries and has served as an advisor to the World Health Organization. Rosenstock chaired the United Auto Workers/General Motors Occupational Health Advisory Board. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine (IOM). In 2003, she co-chaired the IOM committee addressing public health workforce needs that authored the report "Who Will Keep the Public Healthy? Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century" and in 2011 she chaired the IOM committee that authored the report “Clinical Preventive Services for Women: Closing the Gaps”.

Dr. Rosenstock is past Chair of the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) and past President of the Society of Medical Administrators (SOMA). In January, 2011, she was appointed by President Barack Obama to the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health.


A selected list of publications:

Rosenstock Linda, Silver Gillian B, Helsing Karen, Evashwick Connie, Katz Ruth, Klag Michael, Kominski Gerald, Richter Donna, Sumaya Ciro   Confronting the public health workforce crisis: ASPH statement on the public health workforce Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974), ; 123(3): 395-8.
Rosenstock Linda, Olsen Jorn   Firefighting and death from cardiovascular causes The New England journal of medicine, 2007; 356(12): 1261-3.
Rosenstock L, Cullen MR, Fingerhut MA   Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries, Occupational Health, 2006; 1127-1145.
Rosenstock Linda   Protecting special interests in the name of "good science" JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2006; 295(20): 2407-10.
Rosenstock Linda   Protecting special interests in the name of "good science" JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2006; 295(20): 2407-10.
Rosenstock L and Cullen MR   6 Occupational Medicine. 0 Clinical Essentials ACP Medicine Online, 2005; .
Rosenstock, L., Cullen, M.R., Fingerhut, M.   Advancing worker health and safety in the developing world, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2005; (47): 132-136.
Rosenstock Linda, Cullen Mark R, Fingerhut Marilyn   Advancing worker health and safety in the developing world Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2005; 47(2): 132-6.
Cullen MR, Barnott MJ, Balmes J, Cartmel B, Redlich CA, Brodkin CA, Barnhart S, Rosenstock L, Goodman G, Hammer SP, Thornquist M and Omenn GS   Predictions of Lung Cancer Among Asbestos-Exposed Men in the Beta Carotene and Retinol Efficacy Trial, American Journal of Epidemiology, 2005; (161): 260-270.
Cullen Mark R, Barnett Matt J, Balmes John R, Cartmel Brenda, Redlich Carrie A, Brodkin Carl A, Barnhart Scott, Rosenstock Linda, Goodman Gary E, Hammar Sam P, Thornquist Mark D, Omenn Gilbert S   Predictors of lung cancer among asbestos-exposed men in the {beta}-carotene and retinol efficacy trial American journal of epidemiology, 2005; 161(3): 260-70.
Rosenstock L., Cullen M.R., Brodkin, C.A. and Redlich, C.A. (Eds)   Textbook of Clinical Occupational and Environmental Medicine, , 2005; Second Edition: .
Key Marcus M, Robbins Anthony, Millar J Donald J, Rosenstock Linda   NIOSH and the CDC reorganization Science (New York, N.Y.), 2004; 305(5684): 607.
Wesseling Catharina, Keifer Matthew, Ahlbom Anders, McConnell Rob, Moon Jai-Dong, Rosenstock Linda, Hogstedt Christer   Long-term neurobehavioral effects of mild poisonings with organophosphate and n-methyl carbamate pesticides among banana workers International journal of occupational and environmental health, 2003; 8(1): 27-34.
Rosenstock Linda   The environment as a cornerstone of public health Environmental health perspectives, 2003; 111(7): A376-7.
Rosenstock Linda, Lee Lore Jackson   Attacks on science: the risks to evidence-based policy American journal of public health, 2002; 92(1): 14-8.
Demers P A, Heyer N J, Rosenstock L   Mortality among firefighters from three northwestern United States cities British journal of industrial medicine, 1992; 49(9): 664-70.
Rosenstock L, Daniell W, Barnhart S, Schwartz D, Demers P A   Chronic neuropsychological sequelae of occupational exposure to organophosphate insecticides American journal of industrial medicine, 1990; 18(3): 321-5.
Rosénstock L, Demers P, Heyer N J, Barnhart S   Respiratory mortality among firefighters British journal of industrial medicine, 1990; 47(7): 462-5.
Rosenstock L, Barnhart S, Heyer N J, Pierson D J, Hudson L D   The relation among pulmonary function, chest roentgenographic abnormalities, and smoking status in an asbestos-exposed cohort The American review of respiratory disease, 1988; 138(2): 272-7.
Rosenstock L, Hagopian A   Ethical dilemmas in providing health care to workers Annals of internal medicine, 1987; 107(4): 575-80.
Rosenstock L, Landrigan P J   Occupational health: the intersection between clinical medicine and public health Annual review of public health, 1986; 7(6): 337-56.

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