Frank S. Rosenthal

Research Intersts / Training Areas:

  • Health Effects of Air Pollutants
  • Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
  • Exposure Assessment
  • Pulmonary Aerosol Deposition
  • Physical Agents/Nonionizing radiation.


Dr. Rosenthal received his Ph.D. in Physics from Columbia University in New York City in 1971. Early in his academic career, he transitioned to the fields of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences through post-doctoral training in the Environmental Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine. His research has involved studies in the deposition and distribution of inhaled particles in the respiratory system, occupational exposure assessment, air sampling methodology and environmental epidemiology. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist. Throughout his career, he has been active on issues involving worker health, environmental health policy and social justice.

Recent/Representative Publications:

Rosenthal FS,  Kuisma M,  Lanki T, Hussein T,  Boyd J, Halonen J and Pekkanen J. Association of Ozone and Particulate Air Pollution with Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest in Helsinki, Finland: Evidence for Two Different Etiologies. J Exp Sci Environ Epidemiol 23:281-288 (2013)

Cowan DM, Fan Q, Zou Y, Shi X, Chen J, Aschner M, Rosenthal FS, Zheng W. Manganese exposure among smelting workers: blood manganese-iron ratio as a novel tool for manganese exposure assessment.  Biomarkers 14: 3-16 (2009).

Rosenthal FS, Carney JP, Olinger ML. Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest and Airborne Fine Particulate Matter -- A Case-Crossover Analysis of Emergency Medical Services Data in Indianapolis. Env Health Perspect 116:631-636 (2008)

Rosenthal, FS, Aerosol probes of emphysema progression in dogs treated with all trans retinoic acid -- an exploratory study. J Aerosol Med. 20: 83-96 (2007).

Rosenthal, FS, Gruntman A, Couetil LL. A Comparison of Total, Respirable and Real-time Airborne Particulate Sampling in Horse Barns. J. Occup Env Hygiene 3:599-605 (2006)

Gazdik, E, Rosenthal FS, Attenuation of Laboratory Gloves to Ultraviolet Radiation from a Transilluminator. J. Occup. Env Hygiene 1 291-302 (2004).
Eninger, R, Rosenthal FS, Heart rate variability and particulate exposure in vehicle maintenance workers: a pilot study. J. Occup. Env Hygiene 1 493-9 (2004) 

Rosenthal FS, Yeagy, B.L. Characterization of Metalworking Fluid Aerosols in Bearing Grinding Operations. Am. Ind. Hyg. Assoc. J. 62 379:382 (2001)

Couetil LL, Rosenthal FS, DeNicola DB, Chilcoat CD. Clinical signs, evaluation of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, and assessment of pulmonary function in horses with inflammatory respiratory disease.  Am J Vet Res 62:538-46 (2000).

Taylor, H.R., S.K. West, F.S. Rosenthal, B. Munoz, H. Abbey, H.S. Newland and E.A. Emmett.  Effect of ultraviolet radiation on cataract formation.  New England J.  Med. 319: 1429-1433 (1988).

Frank S. Rosenthal

Associate Professor of Occupational & Environmental Health Science
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