Rockefeller Archive Center
Patricia L. Rosenfield, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Rockefeller Archives Center (RAC), Sleepy Hollow, New York, undertakes activities to connect practitioners and scholars of philanthropy. Her areas of focus currently include the history of the Ford Foundation, the role of US foundations in the early history of the HIV/AIDS, and foundation support for international fellowships and exchanges.
Prior to joining the RAC, Patricia was at Carnegie Corporation of New York, first, chairing its Strengthening Human Resources in Developing Countries Program and then directing the Carnegie Scholars Program. Earlier she served at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, responsible for a global program on social and economic research on tropical diseases.
Patricia holds an A.B. cum laude from Bryn Mawr College, a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, and an Honorary Doctorate from Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. She has writes on the history, practice and ethics of philanthropy; approaches to interdisciplinary team science; international health; and economic development. Patricia is co-editor with Frank Kessel and Norman Anderson of Expanding the Boundaries of Health and Social Science (Oxford University Press, 2003), and an updated volume, Interdisciplinary Research, Second Edition (Oxford, 2008). She is the author of A World of Giving: Carnegie Corporation of New York, A Century of International Grantmaking (PublicAffairs, 2014).