Marjorie Rosenthal, MD, MPH
Research & Publications
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.
Community Medicine; Social Justice
Public Health Interests
- Economic Evaluation of a Comprehensive Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Program Pilot ProgramRosenthal MS, Ross JS, Bilodeau R, Richter RS, Palley JE, Bradley EH. Economic Evaluation of a Comprehensive Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Program Pilot Program American Journal Of Preventive Medicine 2009, 37: s280-s287. PMID: 19896030, PMCID: PMC3020976, DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2009.08.014.
- Teaching community-based participatory research principles to physicians enrolled in a health services research fellowship.Rosenthal MS, Lucas GI, Tinney B, Mangione C, Schuster MA, Wells K, Wong M, Schwarz D, Tuton LW, Howell JD, Heisler M. Teaching community-based participatory research principles to physicians enrolled in a health services research fellowship. Academic Medicine : Journal Of The Association Of American Medical Colleges 2009, 84: 478-84. PMID: 19318782, PMCID: PMC3782280, DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e31819a89e8.
- Promoting Child Development and Behavioral Health: Family Child Care Providers' PerspectivesRosenthal MS, Crowley AA, Curry L. Promoting Child Development and Behavioral Health: Family Child Care Providers' Perspectives Journal Of Pediatric Health Care 2009, 23: 289-297. PMID: 19720263, DOI: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2008.08.001.
- Family Child Care Providers' Experience in Health PromotionRosenthal MS, Crowley AA, Curry L. Family Child Care Providers' Experience in Health Promotion Family & Community Health 2008, 31: 326-334. PMID: 18794639, DOI: 10.1097/01.fch.0000336095.23819.f6.
- Maternal psychological adjustment and knowledge of infant development as predictors of home safety practices in rural low-income communities.Zolotor AJ, Burchinal M, Skinner D, Rosenthal M. Maternal psychological adjustment and knowledge of infant development as predictors of home safety practices in rural low-income communities. Pediatrics 2008, 121: e1668-75. PMID: 18519470, DOI: 10.1542/peds.2007-1255.
- Parents with low literacy report higher quality of parent-provider relationships in a residency clinic.Rosenthal MS, Socolar RR, DeWalt DA, Pignone M, Garrett J, Margolis PA. Parents with low literacy report higher quality of parent-provider relationships in a residency clinic. Ambulatory Pediatrics : The Official Journal Of The Ambulatory Pediatric Association 2007, 7: 51-5. PMID: 17261483, DOI: 10.1016/j.ambp.2006.10.006.
- A piece of my mind. Cultural competency.Rosenthal MS. A piece of my mind. Cultural competency. JAMA 2006, 296: 23-4. PMID: 16820535, DOI: 10.1001/jama.296.1.23.
- A randomized trial of practice-based education to improve delivery systems for anticipatory guidance.Rosenthal MS, Lannon CM, Stuart JM, Brown L, Miller WC, Margolis PA. A randomized trial of practice-based education to improve delivery systems for anticipatory guidance. Archives Of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 2005, 159: 456-63. PMID: 15867120, DOI: 10.1001/archpedi.159.5.456.