Centers & Institutes

Office of Public Health Practice

offers training and educational opportunities for those practicing in the field of public health, environmental health and occupational safety, as well as for those in schools, industry, various professional fields, and for the general public. Nearly 400 continuing education courses are offered annually for 3,000 participants. Learn More >>

Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities (IEHD)

was launched by SPH in 2001 to address the significant disparities that exist between various racial and ethnic groups. This important initiative engages and fosters ongoing research that will lead to a better understanding of the social‚ economic and cultural causes for these disparities and seeks to identify strategies to address and eliminate them.

Center for Health Economics and Health Policy

Established in 2004, the Center informs health policy through economic, social, and behavioral research. The Center conducts studies of individual and household behavior regarding access to and use of health services, enrollment in private and public health insurance, and the determinants of population health status.

Center for School and Community-Based Research and Education

is an outreach component of the School of Public Health. Collaborations through CSC-BRE include innovative programs that translate leading scientific research into educational materials for schools, industry, professionals, and the general public. The Center’s primary mission is to empower diverse populations to make informed decisions about their health and the environment through applied field research, creative partnerships and innovative outreach, including trainings, risk communication and educational interventions.

Center for Tobacco Studies

enhances tobacco control at a state and national level by conducting research studies, that includes primary and secondary data collection and analysis applying qualitative and quantitative methods, as well as translates and disseminates findings to program planners and policy makers. The Center seeks to advance the scientific base for tobacco control policy and regulation by conducting applied research of high quality, integrity, and innovation. Learn More >>

Center for Global Public Health

advances the scientific base of public health knowledge for students and state, national and global stakeholders. The Center promotes academic and public awareness of issues related to public health on a global level and pursues three major goals: to educate, to perform research, and to provide health services.

Community Living Education Project

provides information to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families about how people with disabilities are successfully living and being supported in community settings. The information and support that CLEP provides assists individuals and their families as they explore community living, learn about available resources, and participate in the planning and transition processes. Learn More >>

New Jersey Center for Public Health Preparedness

has partnered with the University at Albany Center for Public Health Preparedness to form the NY-NJ Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center. The NY-NJ PERLC is one of 14 newly funded training centers throughout the nation dedicated to improving the knowledge and skills that public health workers bring to disaster and emergency situations. The NY-NJ PERLC develops, delivers, and evaluates Preparedness Core Competency-based training and education for public health workers, specifically addressing the public health preparedness and response needs of workers within state, local, and tribal public health authorities.

Tobacco Dependence Program

Since its inception in 2000, the Program has pursued its mission to reduce the harm to health caused by tobacco use through education, treatment, research and advocacy. Today, the program is a joint collaboration between the School of Public Health, the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The Program continues to deliver the highest level of tobacco dependence treatment, maintains its status as a leader in the training of healthcare professionals, and remains active in cutting-edge tobacco dependence research and publications.