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Urban — Global Public Health

Faculty & Staff

Leslie Kantor, PhD, MPH
Chair & Professor
Department of Urban-Global Public Health
(201) 492-0604

Michael D. Anestis, PhD Associate Professor; Executive Director, New Jersey Gun Violence Research Center.
Suicide, Firearms, Means Safety, Military
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Richard T. Barnes, JD Associate Professor; Assistant Director, New Jersey Gun Violence Research Center.
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Devin English, PhD, (He/Him) Assistant Professor.
Critical health equity, Stigma, Discrimination, Minority Stress, Intersectionality, Black youth, LGBTQ health
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Merlene Frederick James, Dr. Associate Professor.
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Ashley Grosso, PhD Assistant Professor.
HIV,  LGBTQ health, sex work, sex education, stigma, reproductive health, sub-Saharan Africa, quantitative methods, survey research, program evaluation
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Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH Dean & Hunterdon Professor of Public Health & Health Equity
; Distinguished Professor; Director, CHIBPS.
LGBTQ; HIV; HPV; HCV; STIs; sexual health; drug abuse; mental health; syndemic; health care; health disparities; social determinants; behavioral medicine; applied statistics; psychometrics.
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Leslie Kantor, PhD, MPH Chair & Professor.
Sex education; sexual and reproductive health; LGBTQ health; digital health interventions; parent-child communication about sex; public support for sex education.
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Kristen D. Krause, PhD Instructor.
HIV/AIDS, Aging, Resilience, Mental Health, LGBTQ Health, Interpersonal Violence, COVID-19, Vaccine Hesitancy, Sexually Transmitted Infections
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Teri Lassiter, PhD, MPH Assistant Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Assistant Professor.
Adolescent dating violence; youth violence prevention; Prisoner reentry in Newark, NJ.
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Laura D. Lindberg, PhD Professor.
Sexual and reproductive health and rights; abortion; contraception; sexual activity; adolescent health; pregnancy intentions; survey measurement of sensitive behaviors
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Rafael E. Pérez-Figueroa, MD, MPH Associate Professor; Associate Dean of Community Engagement and Public Health Practice.
Community Engagement; Public Health Practice; Health Equity; Global Health; HIV/AIDS; Drug Use; Harm Reduction; Mental Health.
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Mitchel Rosen, PhD Associate Professor.
Occupational safety and health; workforce development; public health practice; emergency planning; emergency preparedness; public health education.
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Stephan Schwander, MD, PhD Associate Professor.
Global public health; urban public health, tuberculosis; Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) immune responses; transmission of M.tb in communities; environmental health; air pollution particulate matter; particulate matter effects on human host immunity against M.tb.
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Vincent M. Silenzio, MD, MPH Professor.
global health, lgbtq health, mental health, wellbeing, data science, network science, machine learning, digital public health mHealth, eHealth, primary care, general medicine
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Pamela Valera, PhD, MSW Assistant Professor; Director of Doctoral Studies.
Cancer health disparities; cancer health outcomes in incarcerated populations; tobacco control; criminal justice and health.
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