Centers & Research Programs

Center for Public Health Workforce Development

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 >>

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 School and Community-Based Research and Education

is an outreach component of the School of Public Health. Collaborations through CSCBRE 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. Learn More >>

Alcohol Treatment and Research Program

provides state of the science behavioral treatments for individuals suffering alcohol related problems. Program faculty and staff conduct research aimed at improving alcohol treatment program effectiveness and enhancing understanding of how alcohol treatments help people to modify their drinking and other drug use behavior. The program’s overall goal is to help individuals experiencing alcohol related problems improve their lives. Much of the program’s research activities are supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Learn More (this is where it links to the Alcohol Treatment and Research Program page). Learn More >>

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. Learn More >>


The Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies (CHIBPS) is a collaborative research center of Rutgers School of Public Health and the College of Global Public Health at NYU founded by Rutgers Dean Perry N. Halkitis. CHIBPS is a leading HIV, substance abuse, and mental health, behavior research center that is focused on the well-being of all people, including sexual, racial, ethnic and cultural minorities and other marginalized populations. We train the future generation of behavioral and public health researchers and work with community partners to conduct research that resides on the hyphen between theory and practice. CHIBPS advances research and knowledge to improve the lives of those affected with or by HIV, substance abuse and mental health burden through the rigorous application of social science and public health research paradigms. The team at CHIBPS envisions, develops, and enacts research with and for the communities, we study. Learn More >>