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Who's Who


Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH (he/him/his)

Dean, Hunterdon Professor of Public Health & Health Equity, and Distinguished Professor

Director, CHIBPS
Dean, Rutgers School of Public Health

Kristen D. Krause, PhD, MPH (she/her/hers)

Instructor; Interim LGBTQ Health Concentration Director

Deputy Director, CHIBPS

Doctoral Research Assistants

Caleb LoSchiavo, MPH

Research Assistants

Tess Olsson

Morgan Durant

Coree Rhem


Faculty Affiliates

Marybec Griffin, PhD, MPH, MA (she/her/hers)

Assistant Professor

Leslie M. Kantor, PhD, MPH (she/her/hers)

Chair and Professor, Dept. of Urban-Global Public Health

Rafael E. Pérez-Figueroa, MD, MPH (he/him/his/el)

Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Public Health Practice; Associate Professor

Research Affiliates

Richard Greene, MD

Jessica Jaiswal, PhD

Christopher Stults, PhD, MS, LMHC

Paul D'Avanzo, PhD, MS

Accordion Content

    • Hyacinth AIDS Foundation
    • Union County's Office of LGBTQ Affairs
    • AAOGC
    • Newark Department of Health and Community Wellness
    • Garden State Equality
    • Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center

    • Maddie Owens
  • CHIBPS has trained over 1,000 scholars and many have gone on to achieve wonderful things in their careers. Here is a small snapshot of what some of our alumni are up to:

    • Vanessa Arias-Martinez, MPH, MA, LPC is a Director of Technical Assistance and Quality Management, HIV Prevention at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
    • Michael Bare, MPH is an Outreach Strategist at ITVS.
    • Staci Barton, MPH is a Senior Project Officer at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
    • Jackie Blachman-Forshay, MPH is a Safety Advisor at the International NGO Safety Organization in South Sudan.
    • Paul D’Avanzo, PhD is a post-doctoral student in Public Health at Columbia University.
    • Stephanie Doig, PhD is a clinical psychologist in London for the National Health Service.
    • Jessica Eddy, PhD is a Clinical Psychologist in New York, NY.
    • Briana Furch, MD, MPH is an HIV epidemiology research analyst and Physician Scientist at Fred Hutch in Seattle, WA
    • Susannah Gervolino, MPH is the Youth Program Coordinator at Hudson Pride Center
    • Marybec Griffin, PhD is an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University.
    • Sophia Halkitis, MS is a Data Manager at the Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
    • Buddy (Melvin) Hampton is a Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU Grossman School of Medicine.
    • Roy C. Jerome, PhD is a licensed psychologist and Assistant Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
    • Saara Kaudeyr, MPH is an Associate Manager in Corporate Research at Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose.
    • Mathew Kiang, ScD is an Assistant Professor at of Epidemiology and Population Health at Stanford University.
    • Molly Kingdon, PhD is a Licensed Psychologist in New York, NY.
    • Sarah Kiperman, PhD is an Assistant Professor at Wayne State University.
    • Sandra Kupprat, PhD is a Career Counselor at Baruch College, City University of New York.
    • Michael Levy, MA is a Staff Psychologist at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
    • Rob Moeller, PhD, EdM is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Middlebury College.
    • Alvaro Moreira, MA is a Clinical Psychologist at in New York, NY
    • Joseph Palamar, PhD, MPH is an Associate Professor in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone.
    • Nandini Pillai, MPH is a Project Manager at the Research Triangle Institute International
    • James Pollock, PhD is a Licensed Psychologist in the Health and Wellness Section for the New York City Police Department
    • Annie Ristuccia, MPH is a Master of Social Work Candidate at Hunter College
    • Sandra Rodriguez, MPH is a Senior Research Director at Columbia University.
    • William (Ben) Rogers, CCRP is Program Manager at Agilent Technologies.
    • Ellen L. Short, PhD is a Counseling Psychologist and Associate Professor of Graduate Counseling Programs for the School of Education at LIU Brooklyn.
    • Daniel Siconolfi, PhD is a Behavioral & Social Scientist at RAND Corporation and the 2021 Aging and Longevity Fellow.
    • Simon Slater, PhD is an Associate Director at Survey Research Department at Consumer Reports.
    • Todd Solomon, PhD is Clinical Neuropsychologist and members of the Alzheimer’s Disease Center (ADC) and the Center for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) at Boston University.
    • J. L. Stewart, BFA, PhD recently graduated from the Applied Social and Community Psychology Program at North Carolina State University.
    • Katie Stiene, MD, MPH is a Resident at LAC + USC Emergency Medicine.
    • Erik D. Storholm PhD is an Assistant Professor at San Diego State Unviersity.
    • Christopher Stults, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Baruch College, City University of New York.
    • Leo Wilton, PhD is a clinical psychologist for the HIV Prevention Trials Network and an Associate Professor and Chair of the Human Development Department at SUNY Binghamton University.
    • David Zade, PhD is an instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard University Medical School and a research scientist at the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center at the Veterans’ Affairs Boston Healthcare System.
    • Adrian Zongrone, MPH is a Data Analyst at Mount Sinai Health System