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History and medical educator

David J. Rothman, American History and medical educator. Recipient Albert J. Beveridge prize American History Association, 1971. Member American History Association, New York Academy of Medicine, Phi Beta Kappa.


Rothman, David J. was born on April 30, 1937 in New York City. Son of Murray and Anne (Beier) Rothman.


Bachelor, Columbia University, 1958. Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1964.


Assistant professor of history, Columbia University, New York City, 1964-1967;associate professor, Columbia University, 1967-1971;professor, Columbia University, since 1971;Bernard Schoenberg professor social medicine, Columbia Universitydirector Center for Study of Society and Medicine, Columbia University. Fulbright-Hayes professor Hebrew U., Jerusalem, 1968-1969, India, 1982. Visiting Pinkerton Professor School Criminal Justice, State University New York, at Albany, 1973-1974.

Samuel Paley lecturer Hebrew U., Jerusalem, 1977. Member Committee for Study of Incarceration, 1971-1974. Co-director Project on Community Alternatives, 1978-1982.

Chairman advisory board on criminal justice Clark Foundation, 1978-1982. Member board advisors The Project on Death in American, Open Society Institute, since 1995, trustee. Member board of trustees Open Society Institute, since 1996.



Member American History Association, New York Academy of Medicine, Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Sheila Miller, June 26, 1960. Children: Matthew, Micol.

Murray Rothman

Anne (Beier) Rothman

Sheila Miller

Matthew Rothman

Micol Rothman