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Linda Rosenstock

Linda Rosenstock

Dean Emeritus and Professor of Health Policy and Management, Environmental Health Sciences and Medicine, University of California–Los Angeles

Linda Rosenstock is dean emerita and professor of Health Policy and Management, Environmental Health Sciences and Medicine at the University of California–Los Angeles. Previously she served as director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) from 1994 through 2000. During her tenure, Dr. Rosenstock expanded NIOSH’s responsibilities and budget, and was instrumental in creating the National Occupational Research Agenda in collaboration with 500 external partners in industry, labor, government, and academia. In 2000, in recognition of her efforts, Dr. Rosenstock received the Presidential Distinguished Executive Rank Award, the highest executive service award in the government. Dr. Rosenstock received her A.B. in psychology from Brandeis University and her M.D. and M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University. She conducted her advanced training at the University of Washington, where she was chief resident in primary care internal medicine and a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. She held appointments at the University of Washington as professor of medicine in the School of Medicine and professor of environmental health in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine. Dr. Rosenstock has been active internationally, serving as an advisor to the World Health Organization and conducting research in occupational and environmental health. She also chaired the United Auto Workers/General Motors Occupational Health Advisory Board. She is an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a member of the Society of Medical Administrators and the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine.