July 15, 2010
Before assuming his current position at the Task Force for Global Health, Dr. Mark Rosenberg served the Public Health Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for 20 years. During this time, he led the CDC’s work in violence prevention and later became the first permanent director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. He also held the position of Special Assistant for Behavioral Science in the Office of the Deputy Director (HIV/AIDS). In his early work with the CDC, he also worked in the smallpox eradication effort and in enteric diseases. Rosenberg is a member of the boards of directors of both the American Suicide Foundation and the National Safety Council. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior and the co-editor-in-chief of Injury Control and Safety Promotion.
Rosenberg is board certified in both psychiatry and internal medicine with training in public policy. He was educated at Harvard University, where he received his undergraduate degree as well as degrees in public policy and medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital, a residency in psychiatry at the Boston Beth Israel Hospital, and a residency in preventive medicine at the CDC. He is on the faculty at Morehouse Medical School, Emory Medical School, and the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.
Rosenberg’s research and programmatic interests are concentrated on injury control and violence prevention, HIV/AIDS, and child well-being with special attention to behavioral sciences, evaluation, and health communications. He has authored more than 120 publications and has received the Surgeon General's Exemplary Service Medal as well as the Meritorious Service Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, and Outstanding Service Medals from the U.S. Public Health Service.
He is married to Jill Dimond and has two children, Julie and Benjamin.