Department of
Health Systems & Policy
At New Brunswick

Faculty & Staff

Alan C. Monheit, PhD
Professor of Health Economics and Chair; and
Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs.
PhD, City University of New York Graduate School.
Research Interests: Health insurance and employment; private and public insurance; health care use and expenditures; the uninsured population; socioeconomic status and health
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Zina Carreker-Smith
Administrative Assistant
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Irina Grafova, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Michigan.
Research Interests: Economics of health behaviors and their impact on health and economic status
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Michael Gusmano, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Maryland at College Park; M.A., State University of New York at Albany.
Research Interests: politics of health care reform, comparative health systems, aging, and normative theories of policy analysis
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Rizie Kumar, Instructor; M.A., Georgetown.
Research Interests: Program development; data preparation; statistical analysis
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Thomas Mackie, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Brandeis University; M.P.H., Boston University School of Public Health; M.A., Brandeis University.
Research Interests: U.S. mental health policy; U.S. child and adolescent social policy; public insurance; comparative effectiveness and patient-centered outcomes research; implementation sciences
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Jeannette Rogowski, University Professor; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Research Interests: Health economics.
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Bernadette West, Associate Professor; Associate Dean of Stratford/Camden Campus and Community Health. PhD, Rutgers University.
Research Interests: Community health assessment; violence; disability; health planning and policy analysis.
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ASSOCIATED MEMBERS

Joel Cantor, Distinguished Professor; primary at Rutgers Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy; Sc.D., Johns Hopkins.
Research Interests: State health policy; access to care; health services research
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Stephen Crystal, Professor; primary at Rutgers School of Social Work; Ph.D., Harvard.
Research Interests: Aging and chronic illness focusing on gerontological policy

Richard G. Marlink, Henry Rutgers Professor of Global Health; primary at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Director, Rutgers Global Health Institute; M.D., University of New Mexico
Research Interests: Global Health; HIV/AIDS

Laura Pizzi, Professor; primary at Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy; PharmD, Rutgers; M.P.H., Rutgers (formerly UMDNJ)
Research Interests:  Applied health economic and outcomes analyses of drugs and other healthcare interventions, with focus on treatments for older populations.

Ramesh Raghavan, Professor; primary at Rutgers School of Social Work; Ph.D., UCLA; MD, Kasturba Medical College (India)
Research Interests: Mental health, adolescent and child health, prescription medication use and abuse, public financing of medical care
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Shirley Smoyak, Emeritus Professor; primary at Rutgers; Ph.D., M.Phil., M.S., Rutgers.
Research Interests: Legal and clinical determinants of discharge readiness; barriers to community
placement of psychiatric patients
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Nancy Wolff, Distinguished Professor of Health System and Policy; primary at Rutgers Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy; Ph.D., Iowa State.
Research Interests: Organization, financing, distribution, and costs of mental health services

ADJUNCT MEMBERS

Ethan Ellis, Adjunct Associate Professor; M.A., New York.
Research Interests: Developmental disabilities related research and service activity
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Andrew Greene, Adjunct Associate Professor and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Health Network; M.H.C.A., Trinity.
Research Interests: Hospital and ambulatory care organization and financing

Susan Hammerman, Adjunct Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Rutgers; M.A., Iowa.
Research Interests: Developmental disabilities

David A. Henry,  Adjunct Instructor and Health Officer, Monmouth County Regional Health Commission; M.P.H., UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Research Interests: Public health practice standards

Terry Konn, Adjunct Instructor and Assistant Professor, Brookdale Community College; Ph.D., Rutgers.
Research Interests: Health finance and budgeting

Donald W. Light, Adjunct Professor; Professor, Rowan; Ph.D., Brandeis.
Research Interests: Comparative health care economic and organization policy; global, institutional, and organizations ethics; pharmaceuticals and society; health care management; integrated service systems.

Nicole K. Martin, Adjunct Instructor; J.D., Rutgers; M.P.H., New York.
Research Interests: Regulatory analysis of complex health issues

Mark A. Merlin, Adjunct Associate Professor and Attending Emergency Medicine Physician, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center; D.O., Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Research Interests: Emergency medicine and emergency preparedness

Andrew Miller, Adjunct Associate Professor and Medical Director, Healthcare Quality Strategies, Inc.; M.D., Columbia; M.P.H., Harvard.
Research Interests: Measurement of health care quality; health care quality improvement
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Marcia Sass, Adjunct Associate Professor; Sc.D., Johns Hopkins; M.S.N.,  University of Pennsylvania.
Research Interests: Development, implementation, and evaluation of preventive public health programs, e.g., HIV, diabetes, adverse reproductive outcomes
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David Wright, Adjunct Instructor and Project Director, Rutgers School of Public Health; Ph.D., Regent; M.S., Central Michigan.
Research Interests: Organization leadership; health services administration

Leah Z. Ziskin, Adjunct Associate Professor; M.D., Temple; M.S.,Thomas Jefferson (Philadelphia).
Research Interests: Community public health