Department of
Social and Behavioral Health Sciences
At New Brunswick

Faculty & Staff

Patrick R. Clifford, PhD
Interim Chair and Professor.  PhD, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health; MA, Hunter College – City University of New York.
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Research Interests: Alcohol treatment outcomes research; research assessment reactivity effects; longer-term functioning post alcohol use disorders (AUD) treatment.
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Mary Ganss
Administrative Assistant
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N. Richard Boyd; Professor.  EdD, University of Tennessee; MSPH, University of Alabama; Certified Health Education Specialist.  Research Interests: Tobacco control; cancer prevention and control; computer-generated tailored print communications.
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Diane R. Brown; Professor Emeritus. PhD, University of Maryland. 
Research Interests:
Health disparities in minority populations; mental health; aging; community-based interventions.
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Christine Davis; Assistant Professor, Research. PhD and MA, Rutgers University, Graduate School of Education.
Research Interests: Methodological and statistical issues associated with the measurement and interpretation of alcohol and other drug use data; alcohol use disorders (AUD) treatment outcomes; mechanisms of behavior change; the influence of research assessments/protocols on treatment outcomes.
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Stacy N. Davis; Instructor. PhD, Temple University; MPH, UMDNJ-School of Public Health.
Research Interests:
 Cancer health disparities, cancer prevention and control, community-based participatory research, health communication.
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Cristine D. Delnevo, Vice-Dean and Professor, and Director, Center for Tobacco Studies. PhD, Temple University; MPH, UMDNJ/Rutgers University.
Research Interests: Tobacco control; survey research methods; behavioral epidemiology; clinical preventive services.
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Perry N. Halkitis, Dean and Professor; Ph.D., M.S., M.P.H., CUNY.
Research Interests: HIV/AIDS; drug abuse; mental health; health disparities; urban health; LGTB; psychometrics; longitudinal modeling; research methodology.
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Mary Hrywna; Instructor.  MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Research Interests: Tobacco control; cancer prevention and control; women’s health.
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Marin Kurti; Instructor. MA, John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Research Interests: Tobacco control research on preventing and reducing illegal tobacco trade.
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Jane Lewis; Associate Professor.  DrPH, University of Texas; MA, University of Missouri.
Research Interests: Cancer prevention and control; tobacco control; risk perception and communication; qualitative research; health communication; social marketing.
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Laura E. Liang, Associate Dean for Education and Assessment and Assistant Professor, Rutgers School of Public Health; Dr.P.H., Rutgers School of Public Health; M.P.H., UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers.
Research Interests: K-12 education and youth development, community outreach and education
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Donna Richardson; Instructor; MSW, Rutgers University. 
Research Interests: Effectiveness of behavioral treatments for tobacco dependence; development of treatment services for women for patients with major mental illness.
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Mitchel A. Rosen; Assistant Professor and Director, Office of Public Health Practice.  MSPH, University of Massachusetts; PhD, Rutgers University.  Research Interests: Development of training programs in occupational safety and health and emergency preparedness; creating educational opportunities for practicing public health professionals; assessing training needs of populations to develop educational programs to meet their needs.
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Olivia Wackowski; Assistant Professor. PhD, UMDNJ-School of Public Health; MPH, UMDNJ-School of Public Health. 
Research Interests:  Tobacco Control.
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B. Louise Weidner; Assistant Professor.  PhD, University of Utah; MSPH, University of Utah School of Medicine. 
Research Interests: International health; evaluation of health programs among non-traditional populations; research design; statistics.

ASSOCIATED MEMBERS

Elliot J. Coups; Associate Professor. Primary at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. PhD, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. 
Research Interests: Cancer survivorship; cancer behavioral risk factors; cancer-related health promotion; cancer screening.

Nurgul Fitzgerald; Assistant Professor.  Primary at Rutgers University-School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. University of Connecticut. 
Research Interests:  Prevention of Type II diabetes and related cardiovascular conditions among minority populations.

Audrey R. Gotsch; Professor and Founding Dean Emeritus.  DrPH, Columbia University; MPH, University of Michigan; Certified Health Education Specialist. 
Research Interests: Attitudes and practices of consumers and health professionals regarding health risks; evaluating the training needs of special target groups; environmental health science education.

Kathryn Greene; Professor; primary at Rutgers School of Communication and Information; PhD, University of Georgia.
Research Interests:  Role of communication in preventing and maintaining health and wellness.

Ann Marie Hill; Instructor; primary at Rutgers Bloustein School. MBA, Monmouth University
Research Interests: Public Health and health administration curriculum development; cancer research

Shawna Hudson; Professor; primary at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  PhD,
Rutgers University. 
Research Interests:  Cancer health disparities; cancer survivorship; Cultural competency; health communication.

Sharon L. Manne; Professor; primary at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  PhD, Arizona State University. 
Research Interests:  Cancer prevention and control; behavioral/psychosocial oncology.

Katie Devine Recuay; Assistant Professor; primary at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. PhD, Georgia.
Research Interests: Cancer prevention and control.

Jerod Stapleton; Assistant Professor; primary at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. PhD, Pennsylvania State University. 
Research Interests:  Skin cancer prevention programs; cancer-related risk and protective behaviors; social and cultural influences on behavior; adolescents and young adults; health behavior theory.

Marc L. Steinberg; Associate Professor; primary at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; PhD, South Florida.
Research Interests:  Tobacco dependence in mental health settings.
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Michael B. Steinberg;Associate Professor; primary at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  MD, UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; MPH, 1993, UMDNJ – School of Public Health. 
Research Interests: Tobacco dependence treatment; clinical preventive services; cancer early detection and prevention; physician prevention practices.
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Jill M. Williams; Professor; primary at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; MD, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Research Interests:  Tobacco dependence treatment; addiction psychiatry.

Rula M. Wilson; Associate Professor; primary at Rutgers School of Nursing; PhD, Columbia; MSN, Georgetown.
Research Interests:  Cancer and health disparities; public health related clinical and health care issues; domestic violence.

Itzhak Yanovitzky; Associate Professor; primary at Rutgers School of Communication and Information; PhD, University of Pennsylvania.
Research Interests: Health communication; behavior change; program evaluation.

ADJUNCT FACULTY

Rajita Bhavaraju; Adjunct Instructor; MPH, Rutgers School of Public Health;
Research Interests: Tuberculosis

Heather Jordan; Adjunct Instructor; MPH, George Washington University.
Research Interests: Tobacco control; maternal and child health.