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Michael P. Rosenthal

Department of Family and Community Medicine, Christiana Care Health System

Department of Family and Community Medicine, Jefferson Medical College
Christiana Care Health System
1400 N. Washington Street, Suite 420
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 428-2928


  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania (Biology)
    Philadelphia, PA, 1972 to 1976
  • M.D., University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
    Rutgers Medical School (Now Robert Wood Johnson)
    Piscataway, NJ, 1976 to 1980

Professional Experience

  • 2011 - Present Workgroup Chair, Delaware Council on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • 2010 - Present Member, Coordinating Council, Delaware Health Sciences Alliance (DHSA)
  • 2010 - Present Co-Chair, Community Engagement Task Force, DHSA
  • 2010 - Present Member, Research Task Force, DHSA
  • 2004-2007 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    Statewide Asthma Strategic Planning Committee and Healthcare Providers Sub-Committee
  • Philadelphia Allies Against Asthma Coalition:
    2002-2010 - Coalition Co-Chair
    2005-2010 - Co-PI, Philadelphia Merck Childhood Asthma Network, (MCAN) Project
    2000-2002 - Steering Committee/Coordinated Access Committees Co-Chair
  • 2000-2008 Mid-Atlantic Regional Asthma Initiative (MARAI)
    US Dept. of Health and Human Services, Region 3
    US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3
    Steering Committee and Environmental Working Group
  • 2000-2002 “Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis: Common Pathways and Treatment”
    Executive Advisory Committee
    International Meetings and Science, Inc.
    Stamford, Connecticut
  • National Board of Medical Examiners/Federation of State Medical Boards
    United States Medical Licensing:
    Examination (USMLE) Step 3
    1999-present - Item Review Committee
    1999-2001 - Chair, Elder and Home Care Test Material Development Committee
    1999 - Case Modeling Task Force
    1991-2001 - Test Material Development Committees
  • National Board of Medical Examiners:
    1999-2001 - Member
    1994 - Blueprinting Committee for Computer-Based Examination
    1993-1995 - Standards Setting Committee for Computer-Based Examination
    1989-1991 - Part III Examination, Item Development Committee 2
    1987-1993 - Scoring Committee for Computer Based Examination
    1987 - Transitional Task Force for Part III Examination
    1985, 1986 - Prototype Scoring Committee for - Computer-Based Examination
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine:
    2005-2008 - Co-Chair, New Partners Initiative Think Tank and Curriculum Development Project
    2002-present - Co-Chair, Group on Pain Management and Palliative Care
    2000-2004 - Chair, Communications Committee and Board Member
    1996-2000 - Communications Committee
  • Northeast Regional Meeting, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
    2002-present - Senior Advisor
    2000 - Host Committee Chair
    1994 - Host Committee Chair
    1993-present - Conference Steering Committee
    1989-present - Planning Committee
  • 2011-present Health Promotion Council of Southeastern Pennsylvania, President
    1992-present - Vice President
    1991-1995 - Chair, Clinical Preventive Services Committee
    1990-present - Board Member
  • Family Medicine Education Consortium:
    2000-2003 - Secretary-Treasurer and Board Member
    1994-2000 Editorial Review Board, Family Medicine
    2006-present Editorial Peer Reviewer, Journal of American Board of Family Medicine
    1993-1994 Editorial Peer Reviewer, Family Medicine
    1995 Editorial Peer Reviewer, Western Journal of Medicine
    1994 Editorial Peer Reviewer, Archives of Family Medicine
  • PA Academy of Family Physicians:
    1985 - OB Task Force, Subcommittee on Research
    1984-1986 Institutional Review Board, Institute for the Study of Human Issues
  • Core Content Review of Family Medicine
    1986, 1987 - National Faculty

Recent Publications/Books & Publications

  • C Mansfield, M Viswanathan, C Woodell, V Nourani, Y Ohadike, J Lesch, F Malveaux, T Bryant-Stephens, S Findley, M Lara, A Matiz, G Valencia, M Rosenthal, V Persky, K Uyeda, R Williams, E Banda, E Ramirez-Diaz, B Reyes, J Montoya, C West: Outcomes From a Cross-Site Evaluation of a Comprehensive Pediatric Asthma Initiative Incorporating Translation of Evidence-Based Interventions. Health Promotion Practice, 2011; 12:34S.
  • S Findley, M Rosenthal, T Bryant-Stephens, M Damitz, M Lara, C Mansfield, A Matiz, V Nourani, P Petrez, V Persky, G Valencia, K Uyeda, M Viswanathan Community-Based Care Coordination: Practical Applications for Childhood Asthma Health Promotion Practice, 2011; 12:52S.
  • M. Lara, T. Bryant-Stephens, M. Damitz, S. Findley, Jesus Gavillan, H. Mitchell, Y. Ohandike, V. Persky, G. Valencia, L. Smith, M. Rosenthal, S. Thyne, K. Uyeda, M. Viswanathan, C. Woodell; Balancing “Fidelity” and Community Context in the Adaptation of Asthma Evidence-Based Interventions in the “Real World.” Health Promotion Practice, 2011; 12:63S.
  • Siddiqui AA, Sifri R, Hyslop T, Andrel J, Rosenthal M, Vernon SW, Cocroft J, Myers RE. Race and response to colon cancer screening interventions. Prev Med 2011; 52(3-4):262-4.
  • Sifri R, Rosenthal M, Hyslop T, Andrel J, Wender R, Vernon S, Cocroft J, Myers R. Factors associated with colorectal cancer screening decision stage. Prev Med 2010; 51:329-31.
  • Clark NM, Lachance, L, Doctor LJ, Gilmore L, Kelly C, Krieger J, Lara M, Meurer J, Friedman Milanovich A, Nicholas E, Rosenthal MP, Stoll, S, Wilkin, M. Policy and System Change and Community Coalitions: Outcomes from Allies Against Asthma; American Journal of Public Health, No. 100, Vol. 5, May, 2010; pp. 904-912.


  • 2007-2010 Project Director, Co-Investigator
    “Comprehensive Community Medicine Curriculum Across the Educational Spectrum”
    Health Resources Services Administration, Academic Administrative Units in Primary Care
    Total Award: $539,679
  • 2007-2009 Co-Principle Investigator
    Comparison of Double-Cuff Blood Pressure Measurement with Mercury Sphygmomanometry Terrumo Corporation
    Total Award: $107,293
  • Nov. 2005-2010 Co-Principle Investigator
    Philadelphia MCAN Project
    Philadelphia Allies Against Asthma Coalition
    Merck Childhood Asthma Network Initiative
    Merck Company Foundation
    Total Award = $2,000,000
  • 2007-2009 Project Director and Co-Author
    “Establishment of the Center for Community Health Outcomes Research”
    Health Resources Services Administration,
    Academic Administrative Units in Primary Care
    Total Award: $545,400
  • 2005-2007 Co-Author and Lead Evaluator
    “The Stroke, Hypertension, and Prostate Education Intervention Team” (“SHAPE-IT”)
    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Health
    Total Award = $1,410,538
  • 2003-2006 Co-Investigator
    “Chronic Disease Self Management in an Underserved Senior Population”
    Barra Foundation
    Total Award = $376,466

Honors & Awards


  • Jefferson Medical College Academy of Distinguished Educators (JADE), 2011- present
  • Fellow, College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 2002-present
  • Summa Cum Laude Graduate, University of Pennsylvania, 1976
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1975
  • 1974 Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical Honor Society
  • Awards

  • Dean’s Citation, Jefferson Medical College, Excellence in Faculty Mentoring, 2008
  • Dean’s Citation, Jefferson Medical College, Excellence in Medical Education, 2004
  • Best Research Presentation, Northeast Regional Meeting, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 1999
  • "Outstanding Contributions to Health Promotion", Health Promotion Council of Southeastern Pennsylvania, 1993

Professional Membership

  • American Academy of Family Physicians, 1985-present
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians, 1985-present
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 1985-present
  • American Geriatrics Society, 1998-2004
  • American Public Health Association, 2004-present
  • North American Primary Care Research Group, 2009-present

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