Department of
Urban-Global Public Health
At Newark and New Brunswick

CHAIR:

Dr. Leslie Kantor

Leslie Kantor, Chair and Professor
Ph.D., Columbia University School of Social Work; MPH, Mailman School of Public Health
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PRIMARY FACULTY

Qiana L. Brown, Assistant Professor; primary at Rutgers School of Social Work.  Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; M.P.H., University of Alabama at Birmingham; M.S.W., University of Alabama, School of Social Work.
Research Interests:  Substance abuse epidemiology; examines the role of the social environment in shaping substance use and other behavioral health outcomes among women, youth, and families - with an emphasis on examining substance use among reproductive-age women

Michael Gusmano, Associate Professor of Health Policy; Core Faculty, Institute for Health, Health Care and Aging Research; Research Scholar, Hastings Center. Ph.D., University of Maryland at College Park (US); M.A., State University of New York at Albany (US)
Research Interests:  Urban health; health care ethics; performance of health, social and long-term health systems in global cities
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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; LGBTQ; psychometrics; longitudinal modeling; research methodology.
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Teri E. Lassiter
, Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean of Public Health Practice, Diversity and Inclusion; 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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Stephan Schwander, Associate Professor and Director of the MPH in Global Public Health. Ph.D., Hamburg-Eppendorf (Germany); M.D., Johann Wolfgang Goethe (Germany)
Research Interests: Human antimycobacterial immunity; human lung immunology during mycobacteriumtuberculosis infection and disease; effects of particulate matter on antimycobacterial immunity

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Pamela Valera; Assistant Professor. Ph.D., University of South Carolina; M.S.W., University of Michigan.
Research Interests: Cancer health disparities; cancer health outcomes in incarcerated populations; tobacco control; criminal justice and health
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SECONDARY FACULTY


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

Rufus Caine Jr., Associate Professor and Director of the M.P.H. in Dental in Public Health; primary at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine; D.D.S., Meharry Medical College; M.P.H., Michigan.
Research Interests: Decision analysis; risk assessment; epidemiology of chronic and infectious oral diseases

Michael Conte, Assistant Professor; primary at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine; D.D.S., D.M.D., UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School; M.P.H., UMDNJ-School of Public Health.
Research Interests: Contamination of the compressed air supplied to dental operatories

Cecile A. Feldman, Professor; primary at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine; D.M.D.,
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine; M.B.A., The Wharton School, University of Pennsyvania
Research Interests: Health professions education, quality assessment, outcomes, health informatics, cost benefit and health services research

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

Samuel Y.P. Quek, Adjunct Assistant Professor; primary at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine; M.D., Washington University School of Dental Medicine; M.P.H., UMDNJ-School of Public Health.
Research Interests: Strategic planning for oral cancer screening

Maxine Strickland, Adjunct Assistant Professor; primary at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine; M.S., Fairleigh Dickinson; M.P.H., UMDNJ-School of Public Health; D.M.D., Fairleigh Dickinson School of Dental Medicine.
Research Interests: Oral health promotion; preventive dentistry

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