Senior Scientist and Lecturer
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Public health, Health Equity, Social Determinants of Health, Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities, Program Planning and Evaluation, Health Literacy/Communications, Social Policy and (Urban) Health, Health in All Policies
Dr. Lindsay E. Rosenfeld is a social epidemiologist with research interests in program and policy design that focus on the health impacts of “nonhealth” policies and programs, particularly concerning the built environment, urban planning and design, housing, neighborhoods, education, (im)migration, and health literacy. In addition to her work with the Institute for Child, Youth, and Family Policy, she is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Northeastern University's Institute on Urban Health Research as well as a Research Associate in Health Literacy Studies, Harvard School of Public Health. Rosenfeld has been an Instructor at Northeastern University where she taught a course on race, ethnicity, and health, as well as at the Harvard School of Public Health where she taught a course on health literacy. Throughout her career Rosenfeld has served in numerous research, policy, teaching, and community social-service capacities—she is passionate about translating research into policy. Examples include being a founding member of the Boston Child Health Impact Assessment Working Group, a second-grade teacher in Compton, California, co-founder and coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Consortium on Urban Planning and Public Health, a participant in the Boston Affordable Housing Design Competition, and a mentor to many interns and students. Currently, she is working on 3 main project areas: child equity and policy with the diversitydatakids.org Project [WK Kellogg Foundation, Brandeis University], NOURISH (Nutrition Opportunities to Understand Reforms Involving Student Health) [Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Harvard School of Public Health], and The Meaning and Impact of Limited Literacy on in the Lives of People with Serious Mental Illness [National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, Northeastern University]. Rosenfeld earned her bachelor’s degree in women’s studies from Brown University and both her master’s degree and doctorate in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Harvard University, School of Public Health, SD
Harvard University, School of Public Health, SM
Brown University, A.B.
Awards and Honors
New Leaders Council Fellow (2012)
Dr. Fang Ching Sun Memorial Award, Harvard School of Public Health (2009)
Albert Schweitzer Fellow (2003)
Rappaport Public Policy (2003)
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