Profile: Mark Rosenberg

Professor Mark Rosenberg, Departments of Geography and Community Health and Epidemiology, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. His research covers a wide range of topics including health and the environment, access to health care services, and vulnerable populations (especially older populations and Aboriginal Peoples.

Professor Mark W. Rosenberg received his Honours B.A. (1975) from the University of Toronto and his M.Sc. (1976) and Ph.D. (1980) from the London School of Economics (LSE) and Political Science. He is Chairperson of the International Geographical Union Commission on Health and the Environment, and Secretary-General of the North American Regional Council of the International Association of Gerontology. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal on Aging and a North American Editor of Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy. He is author or co-author of over 200 publications and scientific papers presented at various national and international meetings.

In 2006, Professor Rosenberg became the first winner of the Queen’s University Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision in the Social Sciences and Humanities. In 2008, he was made an Honorary Professor in the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute for Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research. In 2010, He was invited to be a Visiting Professor, Senior International Scientists by the Chinese Academy of Sciences for the period 2011-to 2013. In 2012, Professor Rosenberg received a Queen’s Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal and became the Canada Research Chair in Development Studies. He also became an Adjunct Professor in the United Nations University Institute for Water, Health and the Environment.

In addition to his earlier academic appointments, Mark has been an academic visitor at the LSE, Universities of Nottingham, British Columbia, and Canterbury, where he was an Erskine Fellow in 2001. He has also been an active member of the HMGSG, including stints on the executive board. With his timely advice, suggestions and glib sense of humor, Mark has played an important leadership role in North American and international health geography.

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Updated: November 2012