Kenneth D. Rosenberg, MD, MPH




M.P.H., Columbia University School of Public Health, New York, NY (1989)
M.D., Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA (1973)
Post-doctoral Fellow, Perinatal Epidemiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT (1991-93)


Certifications and Awards

Board certified: American Board of Preventive Medicine, Public Health and General Preventive Medicine
Award for Excellence in Mentorship: OHSU Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, 2009.



Before coming to the Oregon Public Health Division, Ken was the Director of Epidemiology and Research, Bureau of Maternity Services and Family Planning, New York City Department of Health.


Research Interests

Ken is the Director of the Oregon PRAMS survey (of postpartum women) and PRAMS-2 (the follow-back survey that re-interviews respondents when their child is 2 years old). His work includes exploration of the topics asked in the survey including folic acid prevention of birth defects, breastfeeding, maternal depression, and childhood obesity.

Selected Publications

  • Physician Care Patterns and Adherence to Postpartum Glucose Testing After Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Oregon. Hunsberger M, Donatelle RJ, Lindsay K, Rosenberg KD. PLoS One. 2012;7(10):e47052.
    Consumption of Soda and Other Sugar Sweetened Beverages by 2 year olds: Findings from a Population-Based Survey. Garnett BF, Rosenberg KD, Morris DS. Public Health Nutr. 2012 Oct 4:1-8.
  • Is Maternal Food Security a Predictor of Food and Drink Intake Among Toddlers in Oregon? Cunningham TJ, Barradas DT, Rosenberg KD, May AL, Kroelinger CD, Ahluwalia IB. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2012 August 21 [epub ahead of print]
  • Health Risks of Oregon Eighth-Grade Participants in the "Choking Game": Results from a Population-Based Survey. Ramowski SK, Nystrom RJ, Rosenberg KD, Gilchrist J, Chaumeton NR. Pediatrics. 2012;129:846-851.
  • Racial/ethnic Disparities in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Findings From a Population-based Survey. Hunsberger M, Rosenberg KD, Donatelle RJ. Womens Health Issues. 2010;20:323-8.
  • Sociodemographic Characteristics Associated With Seasonal Influenza Vaccination of Preschool Children -- Oregon, 2006-2008. Rosenberg KD, Sandoval AP, Ahluwalia IB, Kroelinger CD, Barradas DT, Cunningham TJ. MMWR-Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2011; 60: 981-984.
  • Television and video viewing among children aged 2 years – Oregon, 2006-2007. Rosenberg KD, Sandoval AP, Hedberg K, Cadwell B, Oh JY. MMWR-Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2010;59(27):837-841.
  • New options for child health surveillance by state health departments. Rosenberg KD, Hembroff L, Drisko J, Viner-Brown S, Decker K, Lichter E. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2010 Mar 16. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Racial/Ethnic Disparities in the Receipt of Smoking Cessation Interventions During Prenatal Care. Tran ST, Rosenberg KD, Carlson NE. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2009 Oct 1. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Impact of Hospital Policies on Breastfeeding Outcomes. Rosenberg KD, Stull JD, Adler MR, Kasehagen LJ, Crivelli-Kovach A. Breastfeeding Medicine. 2008;3:110-116.
  • Infant Formula Marketing Through Hospitals: The Impact of Commercial Hospital Discharge Packs on Breastfeeding. Rosenberg KD, Eastham CA, Kasehagen LJ, Sandoval AP. American Journal of Public Health. 2008;98:290-295.
  • Unintended Childbearing and Knowledge of Emergency Contraception in a Population-Based Survey of Postpartum Women. Goldsmith KA, Kasehagen LJ, Rosenberg KD, Sandoval AP, Lapidus JA. Matern Child Health J. 2008;12:332-341.
  • Maternal-Infant Bedsharing: Risk Factors for Bedsharing in a Population-Based Survey of New Mothers and Implications for SIDS Risk Reduction. Lahr MB, Rosenberg KD, Lapidus JA. Matern Child Health J. 2007;11:277-286.
  • Bedsharing and maternal smoking in a population-based survey of new mothers. Lahr MB, Rosenberg KD, Lapidus JA. Pediatrics. 2005;116:e530-542.
  • Emergency Contraception in Emergency Departments, Oregon, 2003. Rosenberg KD, DeMunter JK, Liu J. American Journal of Public Health. 2005;95:1453-1457.