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Urban — Global Public Health

Faculty Profile

  • Teri Lassiter, PhD, MPH

  • Assistant Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Assistant Professor

  • Department of Urban-Global Public Health

  • CV

Adolescent dating violence; youth violence prevention; Prisoner reentry in Newark, NJ.

Dr. Lassiter is currently the Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban-Global Public Health. She is a graduate of the Rutgers School of Public Health (MPH, 2003) and the Rutgers School of Nursing - Urban Systems (PhD, 2012). The focus of her dissertation was examining the relationship between dating/sexual violence and health risk behaviors among White, Black, and Hispanic female adolescents, using data from the 2009 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey and the 2009 New York City Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

Research Highlights

Region II Health Equity Council Prevention of Youth Violence Advisory Board, Union County, NJ City of Newark, Mayor’s Children’s Cabinet, Health Subcommittee, Newark, NJ Newark Community Collaborative Board, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Social Work, Urbana, IL

Select Publications
Windsor, L. C., Benoit, E., Smith, D., Pinto, R. M., Kugler, K. A., ewark Community Collaborative (2018) "Optimizing a community-engaged multi-level group intervention to reduce substance use: an application of the multiphase optimization strategy", Trials Journal Vol. 0

Boothe, M. A., Wilson, R. M., Lassiter, T. E., Holland, B. (2014) "Differences in sexual behaviors and teen dating violence among black, Hispanic, and white female adolescents", Maltreatment & Trauma Vol. 23

Windsor, L. C., Jessell, L., Lassiter, T., Benoit, E. (2014) "Community Wise: A formative evaluation of a community based health intervention", International Public Health Journal Vol. 0