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Health Behavior, Society and Policy


Where Are Alumni Now?

Alumni of the Department of Health Behavior, Society, and Policy can be found in public and private sector industries including health departments, hospitals, consulting firms, health insurance, managed care agencies, biotech and pharmaceutical industries, academia, and government. Students who receive a degree in health systems and policy are prepared to find positions in health care policy analysis or in health services management. Students who receive a degree in social and behavioral health sciences are prepared to plan, implement, and evaluate health promotion and intervention programs in settings that range from hospitals to industries, schools, and communities. Our graduates can be found at:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • American Heart Association
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Essex County Child Passenger Safety Coalition
  • Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Inglemoor Care Center of Livingston
  • Jersey Shore Medical Center Family Health Center
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • March of Dimes
  • Mathematica Policy Research
  • Merck & Company, Inc.
  • Middlesex County Office on Aging
  • Monmouth County Department of Health
  • Morristown Memorial Hospital
  • National Cancer Institute
  • National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
  • New York City Health Hospital
  • Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
  • NJ Department of Health
  • NJMS National Tuberculosis Center
  • NYC Health and Hospital Corporation
  • Planned Parenthood, NYC
  • Princeton Health Care System
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • The Health Federation of Philadelphia
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Thomas Reuters
  • Union County LINCS
  • University of Michigan Health Systems
  • Weller Health Education Center

What do Alumni Say?

“My MPH in Health Systems and Policy allowed me to acquire a deeper understanding of the evolution of the health system in this country and the economic, social, legal, and political forces that shape it… With Rutgers [University] informing, supporting, and stimulating sound health policy in New Jersey, the Rutgers School of Public Health was an excellent choice to advance my career goals.”
--Manisha Gurumurthy, MD, MPH’21

“During most of my PhD, I was fortunate to work in the Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Department of Family & Community Health Sciences where I provided nutrition and health education to the community as well as worked on policy, systems, and environmental changes to make the community a healthier place. It is both rewarding and impactful work that I look forward to continuing for years to come.”
--Sara Elnakib, PhD’ 21, MPH, RDN

“My MPH from the Department of Health Behavior, Society, and Policy has allowed me to pursue a rewarding career in health communication that furthers the reach and dissemination of critical research, information, and sound public health practice.”
--Michelle Edelstein, MPH’ 16

“The devotion of the faculty to my academic growth has been instrumental to my development as a behavioral science researcher.”
--Glorian Persaud, MPH ‘12