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School of Public Health

Office for Academic Affairs

Who We Are

Teaching. Education. Academics. This is what the Office for Academic Affairs at the Rutgers School of Public Health is all about.  The office plays an important role in fulfilling the school’s Excellence in Education Pillar Goal of preparing public health leaders, practitioners, and researchers using modern pedagogical approaches to promote health in diverse communities and populations. We work to foster curricular excellence and innovation by providing our instructors with the tools they need to create a successful learning experience; oversee the management of our academic policies and procedures; guide the iterative improvement of our academic programs; oversee enrollment management; and provide oversight for our school’s accreditation.

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Laura Liang, DrPH

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Associate Professor

Marian Passannante, PhD (she/her/hers)

Associate Dean for Educational Program Development and Global Programs; Alpha Eta Chapter Immediate Past President; Professor

Shilpa Patel-Toolsidas

Program Coordinator; CEPH

Kristal Calloway

Yasmin Gonzalez, MBA

Registrar Coordinator

Linda Lopez

E-Learning Support Specialist