Patricia Rosenfield is the Program Director for the Carnegie Corporation's Scholars Program, "which she helped launch in 2000. The program supports individual scholarship in the Corporation's fields of interest. Beginning in October 2004, the Scholars Program is focused on support of scholars working on issues related to Islam and Muslim societies and communities. Rosenfield led the Corporation's program on strengthening human resources in developing countries from 1990-1998 and the program on international development from 1998-2000. From 1999-2007, concurrently with chairing the Scholars Program, she served as special advisor to the vice president and director for strategic planning and program coordination.
"Prior to joining Carnegie in 1987, Rosenfield developed and managed the social and economic research component of the UNDP/World Bank/World Health Organization Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases and was the program economist. From 1979 to 1986, she worked with the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation as a member and chair of their Tropical Disease Advisory Committee. Earlier she worked on problems of environment and development, in Washington, at Resources for the Future, an environmental economics research institute.
"Rosenfield holds an A.B., cum laude from Bryn Mawr College and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University's Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering. She was chosen as a Rockefeller Foundation Environmental Affairs Fellow in 1975 and worked, in part, with the foundation's schistosomiasis project in Saint Lucia. She received an honorary doctorate in social science from Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand in 1998.
"Rosenfield is an active member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She serves on the International Advisory Committee of the Wagner School of Public Policy of New York University, where she had been an adjunct professor form 2000 to 2003. She also serves on the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Council for the School of Engineering. She chaired the Bio-Behavioral-Social Perspectives on Health Working Group, an interdisciplinary health project for the Social Science Research Council and the National Institutes of Health Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences from 1999-2002. She currently serves as a member of the board of the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, Global Fund for Children, Future Generations, and World Scout Foundation USA. She has served on the International Committee of the Council on Foundations, the Committee of Reference on Corporate Social Responsibility for Friends Ivory Sime, Inc., the School Committee of Friends Seminary, the National Advisory Committee to the Presidential Search Committee for Spelman College, the Conference Committee of the New York Academy of Sciences and the Steering Committee of the Markle Foundation's Global Digital Opportunity Initiative.
"Rosenfield has written extensively on health, economics and interdisciplinary research approaches and has served as an advisory editor for Social Science and Medicine. In May 2003, Oxford University Press published Expanding the Boundaries of Health and Social Sciences, co-edited by Rosenfield, Frank Kessel and Norman Anderson (a revised second edition, re-titled Interdisciplinary Research, was published in winter, 2008). An article on "The Ethics of international Grantmaking", co-authored by Rosenfield, Courtenay Sprague and Heather McKay was published in the winter 2004 special issue on Leadership,Values and Ethics of the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies." 
- Advisory Council (2004), Women's Foreign Policy Group
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