Susan L Rosenthal

Susan Rosenthal is a Professor of Medical Psychology in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry. She is the Vice Chair for Faculty Development as well as Chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Health in the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Rosenthal focuses on applying psychological and developmental knowledge to promote sexual health with an emphasis on acceptability and implementing new biomedical interventions. Her research has been founded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), industry, and foundations. In her faculty development work, Dr. Rosenthal develops and implements a program that enables faculty to achieve career advancement and professional satisfaction. Within this work, she focuses on mentoring relationships, leadership development, and wellness/burnout prevention. As Chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Health, Dr. Rosenthal supervises the growth of existing program, while simultaneously the development of new programs like the creation of a monitored unit, an insurance-based adolescent outpatient program, and a complex care program.

Research Interests

HIV Prevention
LGBT Populations
Reproductive Justice
Sex Education
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Social Determinants
Qualitative Methods