Susan Rosenthal, PhD
Professor of Medical Psychology (in Pediatrics and Psychiatry)
Vice Chair, Faculty Development
Susan Rosenthal, PhD, has over 20 years as a pediatric psychologist and a researcher in the area of adolescent health, promotion of sexual health, vaccine acceptability, and has held several grants focused on the acceptability of microbicides. Her work has included both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, industry, foundations, and she has also served as an advisor to the World Health Organization regarding the implementation of the HPV vaccine in developing countries. She has published over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Rosenthal did her undergraduate training at Wellesley College. She got her PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, completed an internship at University of Maryland, and did her post-doctoral training at Yale Child Study Center. She had an initial faculty appointment at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, and most recently was at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, where she was the Director of the Division of Adolescent and Behavioral Health and Director of the Pediatric Department's Office of Faculty Development.
Dr Rosenthal has held leadership positions in the American Psychological Association, Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Society of Adolescent Medicine, and North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. She currently serves on the editorial board of Journal of Adolescent and Pediatric Gynecology and has been on study sections for the NIH.