Department of
Health Systems & Policy
At New Brunswick


Where Are Alumni Now?

Department of Health Systems & Policy graduates are prepared to find positions in health care policy analysis or in health services management, or experience increased upward mobility in their current professional work settings. They may find positions in a wide variety of organizations in the health care sector including pharmaceutical firms, voluntary health agencies, health departments, consulting firms, hospitals, health insurance and managed care agencies, and others. Listed below are only a few of the organizations where Department of Health Systems & Policy alumni are working.

  • Planned Parenthood, NYC
  • Princeton Health Care System
  • Merck & Company, Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • NJ Department of Health
  • American Heart Association
  • University of Michigan Health Systems
  •  Inglemoor Care Center of Livingston
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • NYC Health and Hospital Corporation
  • Mathematica Policy Research
  • Senior Analytic Consultant at Thomas Reuters

What do Alumni Say?

“Getting my degree in HSAP 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

“Pursuing an MPH in the Dept. of HSAP at [Rutgers] 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

“One of the more important aspects of SPH-and one I didn’t fully appreciate until after I finished--was how involved and supportive the faculty members were in the dissertation process. Their mentorship throughout the process and their accessibility was important in guiding my work and helping to complete my studies. Their involvement reflected the overall collegial student and faculty environment of the program. Moreover, the individualized instruction I received helped to develop the knowledge and skills I need to succeed in my career.”
--Todd Honeycutt, PhD, ’10