In Memoriam

Remembering an MCH Leader: Dr. Allan Rosenfield

AMCHP is saddened to share that Allan Rosenfield, MD, Dean Emeritus of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, died on October 12 from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Dr. Rosenfield’s work made major contributions to maternal and child health efforts and will forever inspire us to do the same. Dr. Rosenfield has spent his career fighting for the health and well-being of the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad, especially women. Dr. Rosenfield is well known for his work on women’s reproductive health and human rights, innovative family planning studies, strategies to address the tragedy of maternal deaths in poor countries, and the HIV/AIDS pandemic, both domestically and globally. He pioneered work on the role of non-medical personnel to prescribe contraceptives, avert maternal mortality and morbidity from pregnancy-related complications, and the treatment and care of HIV-infected women and children in resource-poor settings. He was at the forefront in calling attention to women’s health as more than a just an add-on to child health. In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome to the Allan Rosenfield Fund at the Mailman School of Public Health. Please send donations to 722 West 168th St, New York, NY 10032.