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Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Faculty Profile

  • Marian Passannante, PhD

  • Associate Dean for Educational Program Development

  • Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

  • CV

Tuberculosis epidemiology; injury epidemiology; epidemiology education.

Marian Passannante, PhD is an educator, researcher and administrator at the Rutgers School of Public Health (SPH) in New Jersey. Dr. Passannante earned a bachelor’s degree at Vassar College, in Poughkeepsie New York and a PhD at the Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health in Baltimore Maryland.

Research Interests
Dr. Passannante’s methodological area of expertise is conducting survey research. Her survey research projects, many of which involve surveys of health professionals, have been published in the Journal of Neurosurgery, Neonatal Intensive Care, the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, Chest, the Archives of Family Medicine, and the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.  At the Rutgers School of Public Health, Dr. Passannante is the director of a graduate course entitled Survey Research Methods and Questionnaire Design and she teaches epidemiology and biostatistics to medical students at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. In her role as Associate Dean for Educational Program Development, Dr. Passannante is working with other faculty to develop new certificate programs (e.g applied biostatistics, epidemiology methods, public health nutrition), pedagogically sound web-based courses and new MPH concentrations (e.g. in Public Health Nutrition and LGBTQ Health) at the Rutgers School of Public Health. She is also working with colleagues to offer a 2018 Public Health Summer Experience for high school students (PHocus) in New Jersey at the Rutgers School of Public Health.

F. Marian Bishop Outstanding Educator Award - Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (2013) - Recognizes educators who have contributed to the instruction of students or residents in the field of public health and preventive medicine.

Excellence in Teaching Award - The Foundation of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (2012) - Recognize outstanding teaching activities.

Recognition for Membership Engagement Efforts - American Public Health Association, Inter-Sectional Council (2012) - Epidemiology Section Membership Committee (Chair)

Excellence in Teaching Award - The University of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Public Health Student Government Association-Newark (2011) - Recognize outstanding teaching activities.

Honors Guild Member - Stuart D. Cook, MD Master Educators’ Guild (2009) - For Distinguished Service to the Guild and Professional Leadership in Health Sciences Education.

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