Dr. Mark Rosenberg joined The Task Force for Global Health in 1999 and currently serves as President and CEO of the organization and Director of the Task Force's Center for Global Health Collaboration. His prior experience includes 20 years of service with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including early work in smallpox eradication, enteric diseases, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Rosenberg was instrumental in establishing CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) and became the first permanent director in 1994, serving as Director for the Center and Assistant Surgeon General until 1999. Dr. Rosenberg has researched and consulted widely on effective collaboration in global health and is the lead author of Real Collaboration: What Global Health Needs to Succeed, a book published by the University of California Press in 2010. He is the author of Patients: The Experience of Illness (Saunders Press, 1980) and edited Violence in America: A Public Health Approach (Oxford U Press, 1991). He has worked with President Oscar Arias of Costa Rica to organize a coalition to address road traffic injuries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
Dr. Rosenberg is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), where he served 7 years on the Board on Global Health and co-chairs the Forum on Global Violence Prevention. He was co-editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion. Dr. Rosenberg has broad experience in medicine and public health, ranging from infectious diseases, to injuries, and mental health. He is board-certified in both psychiatry and neurology and internal medicine with training in public policy. He serves on the faculty of Emory University School of Medicine, the Rollins School of Public Health, and Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Rosenberg 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 CDC.