Urban — Global Public Health

Faculty


Chair
Leslie Kantor, Chair & Professor; Ph.D., Columbia University School of Social Work
MPH, Mailman School of Public Health
973-972-3143
lk481@sph.rutgers.edu
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Qiana L. Brown Assistant Professor; primary at Rutgers School of Social Work. Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; M.P.H., University of Alabama at Birmingham; M.S.W., University of Alabama, School of Social Work.
Research Interests: Substance abuse epidemiology; examines the role of the social environment in shaping substance use and other behavioral health outcomes among women, youth, and families - with an emphasis on examining substance use among reproductive-age women

Perry N. Halkitis, Dean and Professor; Ph.D., M.S., M.P.H., CUNY.
Research Interests:
HIV/AIDS; drug abuse; mental health; health disparities; urban health; LGBTQ; psychometrics; longitudinal modeling; research methodology.
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Teri E. Lassiter, Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean of Public Health Practice, Diversity and Inclusion
Fieldwork Coordinator; Ph.D., UMDNJ-School of Nursing; M.P.H., UMDNJ-School of Public Health. Research Interests: Violence prevention; health disparities; urban systems; prisoner reentry
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Stephan Schwander, Associate Professor and Director of the MPH in Global Public Health. Ph.D., Hamburg-Eppendorf (Germany); M.D., Johann Wolfgang Goethe (Germany)
Research Interests: Human antimycobacterial immunity; human lung immunology during mycobacteriumtuberculosis infection and disease; effects of particulate matter on antimycobacterial immunity.
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William Halperin, Professor; M.D., Harvard Medical School; Dr.P.H., Harvard School of Public Health; M.P.H., Harvard School of Public Health.
Research Interests: Public health surveillance; injury and occupational epidemiology.
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973-972-1862

Pamela Valera, Assistant Professor. Ph.D., University of South Carolina; M.S.W., University of Michigan.
Research Interests: Cancer health disparities; cancer health outcomes in incarcerated populations; tobacco control; criminal justice and health
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Shauna Downs, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Sydney, School of Public Health (Australia); M.S., University of Alberta (Canada).
Research Interests: Public health nutrition, global food and nutrition policy, food systems and planetary health, food ethics and global health policy.
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