As an alum of the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, I am deeply saddened by the passing of Dean Emeritus Allan Rosenfield, MD.  Dean Rosenfield passed away on Sunday, October 12th after courageously battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) for several years. He was a leading advocate for women's health and was a supporter of One Health.

Dean Rosenfield's obituary  can be read in the New York Times at  Donations in his memory can be made to the Allan Rosenfield Scholars Fund, Mailman School of Public Health, 722 West 168th Street, 14th floor, NY, NY 10032.  Online donations can be made at

Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP
Research Scholar
Program on Science and Global Security
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Princeton University