Department of
Urban Health Administration
At Newark

Faculty & Staff

Jeffrey R. Backstrand, Associate Professor and Chair; primary at Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration; Ph.D., Connecticut. Research Interests: Anthropology; public health with focus on food and nutrition; urban health disparities.

Kyle Farmbry, Assistant Professor; primary at Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration; Ph.D., George Washington. Research Interests: Comparative (international) public administration; intersectoral relations (public, private, nonprofit sector); organizational theory (with an emphasis in organizational learning); social constructivism and political/administrative processes.

Teri E. Lassiter, Assistant Professor and Fieldwork Coordinator; Ph.D., UMDNJ-School of Nursing; M.P.H., UMDNJ-School of Public Health. Research Interests: Violence prevention; health disparities; urban systems; prisoner reentry.
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Suzanne Piotrowski, Assistant Professor; primary at Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration; Ph.D., American University School of Public Affairs; M.P.A., Delaware. Research Interests: Research methods; governmental transparency

Norma Riccucci, Professor; primary at Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration; Ph.D., Syracuse; M.P.A., Southern California School of Public Administration
Diversity; public sector management-labor relations and affirmative actions

Frank J. Thompson, Professor; primary at Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration; Ph.D., M.A., California (Berkeley). Research Interests: Health care policy; policy implementation; public personnel policy.

Gregg G. Van Ryzin, Associate Professor; primary at Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration; Ph.D., CUNY. Research Interests: Survey research; program outcomes in government and nonprofit sectors.

ADJUNCT MEMBERS

Jonathan M. Metsch, Adjunct Professor; Dr.P.H., North Carolina School of Public Health (Chapel Hill). Research Interests: Health care administration and policy.