Interim Dean
Dr. Delnevo

On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Rutgers School of Public Health — WELCOME!

As an MPH graduate and a founding faculty member of the Rutgers School of Public Health, I have been deeply committed to the School’s growth and development for more than 20 years. I am now very honored to be serving as your Interim Dean.  As we begin writing a new chapter for the Rutgers School of Public Health, our charge is clear: leverage our momentum towards increased excellence. Our strongest assets include our students, alumni, faculty, staff, donors, and community partners and I look forward to working collaboratively with all of you to move us closer to our goals.

Our School prepares quality public health practitioners and researchers who go on to serve throughout New Jersey, the nation, and the world making positive contributions to population and individual health. Through educational experiences, research, and community service, you'll find numerous opportunities to grow both as a person and as a professional.

Our robust research program addresses some of the most pressing public health issues, including conducting research on tobacco control and regulatory issues, investigating the causes of disparities in cancer treatment and outcomes, studying the mechanisms by which environmental and occupational chemical exposures impact human health, and examining the economic implications of risky health behaviors.

The School also has an active community service program that places students in multiple public and private agencies around the state, and provides summer experiences in agencies in underserved areas, such as Camden, New Brunswick, Newark, and Trenton.

I encourage you to explore our website to learn about the opportunities that await you at the Rutgers School of Public Health and as a public health professional or researcher. We hope you consider joining us as a student, alumunus, benefactor, faculty, or staff member in our efforts to improve the health and well-being of neighborhoods and populations in New Jersey, the nation, and around the globe. 


Cristine D. Delnevo, PhD, MPH
Interim Dean & Professor
Rutgers School of Public Health