Marjorie Sue Rosenthal, MD, MPH

Associate Research Scientist in Pediatrics (General Pediatrics)

Research Interests

Community Medicine

Research Summary

Dr. Rosenthal conducts research on decreasing inequities in health education and health behavior for young, vulnerable families. Specifically, she studies barriers, such as parental literacy and maternal mental health, as well as facilitating factors, such as quality improvement in physicians' offices, group well-child care, and child care providers as health educators. She also conducts research on teaching community-based participatory research.

Extensive Research Description

Marjorie Rosenthal is an associate research scientist of the division of general pediatrics and the assistant director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program for the Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Rosenthal is also the director at the premature infant follow-up clinic and attending pediatrician at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital. Her research focuses on barriers, such as literacy and mental health that cause inequities in health education and behavior for young, vulnerable families. She also studies the economic costs and experiences of health care providers and parents in group well child care.

Marjorie Rosenthal received her M.D. at Yale University School of Medicine and her M.P.H. at University of North Carolina School of Public Health. She was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at both institutions. She is a member of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association and a fellow at the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Group well child care: We are studying it's economic costs, the experiences of health care providers and parents. We are studying outcomes of parents and children at 12 months.

Violence Prevention Project: In partnership with the New Haven Family Alliance, we are studying YouthHaven. YouthHaven consists of YouthAmbassadors who get training in research, advocacy and leadership, all in service of givng youth a voice in violence prevention.

Child Care: We are analyzing public health records of unannounced licensing visits to child care providers in Connecticut to assess ways in which the licensing process can be improved and inequities in quality of child care. In conjunction with All Our Kin, Inc, we are assessing differences in quality of family child care, given different supports.

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Contact Info

Marjorie Sue Rosenthal, MD, MPH
Patient Care Location
Yale General PediatricsPrimary Care Center, Yale-New Haven Hospital
789 Howard Avenue

New Haven, CT 06519
Mailing Address
PO Box 208064
New Haven, CT 06520-8064

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