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Health Behavior, Society and Policy


Where Are Alumni Now?

Department of Health Systems & Policy – Social and Behavioral Health Sciences can be found in public and private sector industries including health departments, hospitals, consulting forms, health insurance, managed care agencies, biotech and pharmaceutical industries, academia and government. Students who receive a degree in health systems and policy are prepared to find positions in health care policy analysis or in health services management. Students who receive a degree in social and behavioral health sciences prepared to plan, implement and evaluate health promotion and intervention programs in settings that range from hospitals to industries, schools and communities. Our graduates can be found at:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • American Heart Association
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Essex County Child Passenger Safety Coalition
  • Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Inglemoor Care Center of Livingston
  • Jersey Shore Medical Center Family Health Center
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • March of Dimes
  • Mathematica Policy Research
  • Merck & Company, Inc.
  • Middlesex County Office on Aging
  • Monmouth County Department of Health
  • Morristown Memorial Hospital
  • National Cancer Institute
  • National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
  • New York City Health Hospital
  • Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
  • NJ Department of Health
  • NJMS National Tuberculosis Center
  • NYC Health and Hospital Corporation
  • Planned Parenthood, NYC
  • Princeton Health Care System
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • The Health Federation of Philadelphia
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Thomas Reuters
  • Union County LINCS
  • University of Michigan Health Systems
  • Weller Health Education Center

What do Alumni Say?

“The MPH program in Social and Behavioral Health Sciences at [Rutgers] gave me the opportunity to learn both inside and outside the classroom. Our interactive class discussions and assignments prepared me for my fieldwork project, a healthy corner store initiative in Trenton.”
--Daniel Giovenco, MPH ’12, PhD’16

“The devotion of the HEBS faculty to my academic growth has been instrumental to my development as a behavioral science researcher.”
--Glorian Persaud, MPH ‘12

“Pursuing my MPH in Health Systems & Policy was undeniably a great opportunity. I learned from experts in the field and developed the necessary tools to further my career aspirations. It allowed me the flexibility to continue education at my own pace by taking classes after work and strengthen knowledge in a field I am passionate about.”
--Sarah Scharf, MPH ’11

“Getting my degree in Health Systems & Policy has opened the doors to many of the greatest joys in my life, both professionally and personally. The rigor and sophistication of the research skills I developed at [Rutgers] have allowed me to take a leadership role on a variety of projects at the Florida State University College of Medicine, where I am now pursuing my PhD in medical sociology.”
--Xan Nowakowski, MPH ’10