Marian Passannante, PhD (she/her/hers)
Marian Passannante, Ph.D., is the senior associate dean for academic program development and global programs and professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Rutgers School of Public Health. In her role as Associate Dean for Educational Program Development and Global Programs, Dr. Passannante works with other SPH faculty to develop new certificate programs (e.g. applied biostatistics, epidemiology methods, public health nutrition), pedagogically sound web-based courses, new MPH concentrations (e.g. in Public Health Nutrition and LGBTQ Health), online degrees offerings (MPH in Global Public Health Online option) and global courses for Rutgers SPH students. She also works with colleagues to offer a Public Health Summer Experience for high school students (PHocus) in New Jersey at the Rutgers School of Public Health. Dr. Passannante earned her bachelor’s degree at Vassar College and her doctorate degree at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.
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 in Epidemiology. In addition, Dr. Passannante conducts research on the development and evaluation of educational programs.