Special Special Interview with Prof. Richard Rothenberg, Editor-in-Chief, Annals of Epidemiology


  • Zheng(Jane) Li


Epidemiology, cardiovascular diseases


Dr. Richard Rothenberg joined the Institute of Public Health, Georgia State University as a Professor in May 2007. He had previously worked at Emory University as Professor of Medicine (1993-2007) and prior to that had spent 25 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Over the past several decades, he 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 P.I. on an NIH/ NIDA-sponsored project focused on the geographic aspects of social network interactions. Dr. Rothenberg has published over 150 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. This interview was conducted by Dr. Zheng (Jane) Li with Dr. Rothenberg on November 9, 2012.