Dr. Rothman is a Distinguished Fellow at the Research Triangle Institute, an independent nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. He is also a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Boston University School of Public Health. His research interests in epidemiology have spanned a range of health problems that includes cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurologic disease, birth defects, injuries, environmental exposures and drug epidemiology. His main career focus, however, has been the development and teaching of the concepts and methods of epidemiologic research. He has written two epidemiologic textbooks: Modern Epidemiology, first published in 1986 and now in its third edition, and Epidemiology – An Introduction, now in its second edition. He was the founding editor of the journal Epidemiology, an Assistant Editor of the American Journal of Public Health, an Editor of the American Journal of Epidemiology, and a member of the Editorial Board of the New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet. He is a Past President of the Society for Epidemiologic Research, an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology, a Fellow of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology, and a recipient of the Abraham Lilienfeld Teaching Award from the American Public Health Association.