Health Behavior, Society & Policy

Faculty & Staff

Paul  Duberstein, PhD
Chair & Professor
Department of Health Behavior, Society and Policy
(732) 235-2836

Patrick Clifford, PhD Professor.
Alcohol treatment outcomes research; research assessment reactivity effects; longer-term functioning post alcohol use disorders (AUD) treatment.

Christine Davis, PhD Assistant Professor.
Alcohol treatment outcomes; assessment reactivity; mechanisms of behavior change; statistics and measurement.
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Stacy Davis, PhD, MPH Instructor.
cancer prevention and control; health disparities; community-based participatory research; cancer screening; health literacy; medically underserved patients; primary care; cancer survivorship; mobile health; electronic health; behavioral interventions; health equity; mixed-method designs
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Cristine Delnevo, PhD, MPH, FAAHB Professor, Director, Center for Tobacco Studies, Co-Leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
Tobacco Control; Tobacco Regulatory Science; Public Health Policy; Survey Research Methods; Non-Cigarette Tobacco Products (Cigars, SLT, E-cigarette).
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Paul  Duberstein, PhD Chair & Professor.
Aging; cancer; caregiving, depression; end-of-life; geriatric mental health; gerontology; health care utilization; interpersonal psychotherapy; mental health services; palliative care; patient-clinician communication; personality; primary care; socioeconomic disparities, suicide.
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Nir Eyal, DPhil Henry Rutgers Professor of Bioethics and Director of a new Rutgers Center for Population–Level Bioethics.

Irina Grafova, PhD Assistant Professor.
Socio-economic inequalities in health; health behaviors; financial strain; health policy; healthcare spending,
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Michael Gusmano, PhD, MA Director of Doctoral Studies, Director, Health Systems & Policy Concentration, Associate Professor.
Health policy; access to health care; health reform; Medicare; Medicaid; population aging; comparative health policy; global health; long-term care; bioethics.
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Mary Hrywna, PhD, MPH Assistant Professor.
Tobacco control policy; tobacco regulatory science; population health; priority/special populations; surveillance and monitoring; non-cigarette tobacco products.
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Michelle Jeong, PhD Assistant Professor.
Tobacco regulatory science, tobacco control, health communication, tobacco marketing, e-cigarettes
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Racquel Kohler, PhD Instructor.
Cancer disparities; global cancer control; resource limited settings; homelessness; sexual/reproductive health; breast cancer; cervical cancer prevention; implementation science; mixed methods; preference elicitation
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Elissa Kozlov, PhD Instructor in the School of Public Health, Core Faculty at the Institute for Health, Health Policy and Aging Research.
Palliative Care, Geropsychology, End-of-life, geriatric mental health care, psychological symptoms and serious illness, depression, anxiety, caregiving, aging, mindfulness
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Marin Kurti, PhD, MA Instructor.
Tobacco control; illegal trade in tobacco products; crime and public health
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Jane Lewis, DrPH Associate Professor.
Tobacco control and policy; tobacco industry marketing; perceptions of tobacco product risk; health/risk communication; tobacco regulatory science; qualitative research; surveillance and monitoring
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Laura Liang, DrPH Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Assistant Professor.
K-12 health science education; youth development and engagement; community outreach and education.
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Thomas Mackie, PhD, MPH Assistant Professor.
Mental health services and policy; children's behavioral and mental health; mixed methods research; comparative effectiveness research; patient-centered outcomes research; dissemination and implementation sciences.
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Alan Monheit, PhD Professor.
Health reform; health insurance regulation; health insurance and the labor market; health care spending; family health care decision making; socioeconomic status and health.
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Anne Ray, PhD, MEd Instructor.
substance use; adolescent and emerging adult health; college student drinking; intervention design and evaluation; e-health; dissemination and implementation science
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Donna Richardson, LCSW, LCADC, NCTTP Instructor.
Effectiveness of behavioral treatments for tobacco dependence; development of treatment services for women for patients with major mental illness.
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Slawa Rokicki, PhD Instructor.
reproductive health; maternal and child health; adolescent health; obesity; health care quality; global health; socioeconomic disparities; cost-effectiveness; mobile health
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Kevin Schroth, JD Associate Professor.
Tobacco control; tobacco regulatory science; cigars, favored cigars; tobacco retail density reduction; e-cigarettes; tobacco price regulations; alternative tobacco products; hookah regulation; marijuana regulation.
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Jennifer Tsui, PhD, MPH Assistant Professor.
Cancer care delivery; Cancer care quality & outcomes; Cancer prevention and control; Health disparities & health equity; Vulnerable populations; Safety-net settings; Mixed methods research; Implementation Science.
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Olivia Wackowski, PhD, MPH Associate Professor.
Tobacco control; tobacco regulatory science; tobacco risk perceptions; tobacco marketing; e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco; menthol cigarettes; tobacco warnings; health and risk communication; qualitative research; content analysis
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Chongyi Wei, DrPH Associate Professor.
HIV; global health; sexual minorities; LGBT health; behavioral interventions; behavioral epidemiology; implementation science.
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