David Rosner is the Ronald H. Lauterstein Professor of Sociomedical Sciences and Professor of History at Columbia University.
He researches the intersection of public health and social history and the politics of occupational disease and industrial pollution. He has been actively involved in lawsuits on behalf of cities, states, and communities around the nation who are trying to hold the lead industry accountable for past acts that have resulted in tremendous damage to America's children. His work on the history of industry and understanding the harms done by their industrial toxins has been part of lawsuits on behalf of asbestos workers and silicosis victims.
Before joining the Columbia faculty in 1998, he was University Distinguished Professor of History at the City University of New York. In 2010, he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences' National Academy of Medicine. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Investigator Award, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, and a Josiah Macy Fellow. He has been awarded the Distinguished Scholars Prize from the City University of New York and the Viseltear Prize for Outstanding Work in the History of Public Health from the American Public Health Association. He is the author of many books on occupational disease, epidemics, and public health.
David Rosner serves as an Executive Committee Member.