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Marjorie Rosenthal, MD, MPH

Associate Professor in Pediatrics (Gen Pediatrics)

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Marjorie Rosenthal, MD, MPH

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 peer and lay educators (in group well-child care and child care). She also conducts research on teaching community-based participatory research.

Extensive Research Description

Marjorie Rosenthal is an Associate Professor in the division of general pediatrics and
Co-Director of the National Clinician Scholars Program for the Yale University School of Medicine. 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 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 study it's economic cost and the experiences of health care providers and parents. Our RCT comparing group and individual well child care showed better attendance and more timely vaccinations in group. We are studying perceptions and experiences of parents in group and, through a partnership with WIC dietitians, family nutrition through group well child care.

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.


Research Interests

Community Medicine; Social Justice

Public Health Interests

Community Health

Selected Publications