Linda Rosenstock, M.D., M.P.H., James P. Keogh Award 2011

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James P. Keogh, MD

Linda Rosenstock, M.D., M.P.H., is Dean of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), School of Public Health and Associate Dean of the UCLA School of Medicine. She holds academic appointments as Professor of Medicine and Environmental Health Sciences.

After receiving an A.B. in psychology from Brandeis University, Dr. Rosenstock earned her M.D. and M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University in 1977. She was Chief Resident in Primary Care Internal Medicine at the University of Washington, as well as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. She began her career in 1982 as a faculty member of the University of Washington, becoming full professor in 1993 in the Departments of Medicine and Environmental Health. She also served as the director of the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Clinic at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and the director of the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program at the University of Washington.

In 1994, Dr. Rosenstock was appointed as the director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. During her six-year tenure, she created the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA), a national framework in which more than 500 partners identified research priorities in occupational safety and health in the country. For her accomplishments at NIOSH, she received the Presidential Distinguished Rank Award in 2000, the highest Senior Executive Service award.

The leadership and expertise of Dr. Rosenstock is widely recognized nationally and internationally. An elected member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine, she is on the Planning Committee of the Interest Group on Environmental and Occupational Health and chairs the Committee on Preventive Services for Women. In January, she was appointed by President Obama to the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health. She is a member of the International Climate and Health Council and the International Commission on Occupational Health and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.

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