Richard Rothenberg

Richard Rothenberg

Richard Rothenberg, MD, MPH

Dr. Richard Rothenberg, a physician-epidemiologist with extensive public health and research experience, is leading the Research Training and Education Core of the Georgia State TCORS. This Core focuses on pre- and post-doctoral training for tobacco control and will interact with all funded TCORS to encourage collaboration and ensure cross-training.

Rothenberg currently serves as the Regentsʼ Professor and the Director of the Research Core for the Center of Excellence on Health Disparities for the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. He also currently teaches classes on epidemiologic methods, STD/HIV, prevention practice, and grant writing.

He previously worked at Emory University as Professor of Medicine (1993-2007) where he founded and directed a preventive medicine residency training program. Prior to that, he spent 25 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Over the past several decades, Dr. Rothenberg has conducted research that examines the dynamics of transmission of infectious diseases, primarily HIV, STDs and the blood borne illnesses (BBIs), with particular emphasis of the effects of social, sexual and drug-using networks on transmission. He is currently Principal Investigator on an NIH grant to study the influence of African American churches on the transmission of HIV.

Dr. Rothenberg has published over 170 peer-reviewed articles, primarily in the fields of STD, HIV and epidemiologic methods. In 2002, he received the Parran Award for lifetime contributions to the field of STDs. He is the current Editor-in-Chief of the Annals of Epidemiology and he served as Senior Scientific Editor of the 2000 U.S. Surgeon General Report ― Reducing Tobacco Use.

Rothenberg received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and his M.P.H. from Harvard School of Public Health.