Robert M. Rose came to the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in 1990 as a Senior Program Officer. In June 1994, he was named Director of the Health Program, which encompassed both mental health and human development.
He was the Director of the MacArthur Research Network on Mind-Body Interactions from its inception in 1989 until its conclusion in 2000. Dr. Rose is currently Executive Director of the Mind Brain Body & Health Initiative, a private operating foundation that conducts research on the relationship between mental activity, the brain, and the body, and how this relates to health and healing. He is currently licensed in psychiatry in the states of Illinois, Texas and California.
Prior to his work with the Foundation, Dr. Rose was holder of the Arneson Land Grant Chair in Human Behavior at the University of Minnesota, and was Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch for more than 12 years.
He is active in several learned societies, and has served as President of the American Psychosomatic Society, the American Psychopathological Association, and the Psychiatric Research Society. He is author or co-author of over 115 journal articles and five books.
Dr. Rose received his medical education at Harvard Medical School and his undergraduate degree from Bard College. In 1993 he was awarded the John and Samuel Bard Medal for Science and Medicine from Bard College.