Leonard Rodberg, a theoretical physicist by training, is the Chair of the Department. He has a background in public policy, the social impact of technology, and health care policy.
Rodberg works with the Office of Community Studies in developing Infoshare Community Information System, a computerized data base system that allows community groups, non-profit organizations, and others to access demographic, health, and economic information about New York City. The Infoshare system and databases are available at www.infoshare.org, and are in use by organizations and individuals throughout the City and State.
Rodberg teaches the Department’s undergraduate and graduate courses courses on health care policy and climate change.