Department of
Health Systems & Policy
At New Brunswick

Research & Service

Department of Health Systems & Policy (HSAP) faculty research focuses primarily on health economics, health policy and health delivery system concerns related to cost, quality, access to care, health care reform, and policy analysis. In addition, faculty work on research studies focusing on preventive public health program planning, implementation and evaluation,  as well as community health assessment in New Jersey.  Specifically:

  • Dr. Alan Monheit’s research focuses on health insurance and employment; private and public insurance; health insurance and health care reform; use and expenditures; the uninsured population; and socioeconomic status and health.
  • Dr. Jeanette Rogowski's research focuses on the health care workforce, health care markets, and quality of care;
  • Dr. Irina Grafova’s research focuses on the relationship between socioeconomic status and health, the economic analysis of obesity and other risky health behaviors, and the influence of neighborhood environment on health;
  • Dr. Marcia Sass does research on the development, implementation and evaluation of preventive public health programs, e.g., HIV, diabetes, adverse reproductive outcomes; and
  • Dr. Bernadette West’s research focuses on community health assessment, violence, disability, and community health planning

Faculty members in the Department serve as advisors to –or principal investigators on—projects that provide community service throughout New Jersey.

  • Bridging the Gaps is our paid seven week summer community internship that places interdisciplinary teams of students in community agencies to work on health related projects of benefit to the community.
  • V.O.I.C.E.S. or Volunteer Opportunities in Community Engaged Service is a student-directed community service project.
  • Faculty and staff of the Community Living Education Project (CLEP) educate individuals with developmental disabilities, families and staff about community living options in New Jersey.