Learn about the school's many research centers.
Center for Public Health Workforce Development
The Center for Public Health Workforce Development offers training and educational opportunities for those practicing in the field of public health, environmental health and occupational safety, as well as for those in schools, industry, various professional fields, and for the general public. Nearly 400 continuing education courses are offered annually for 3,000 participants.
Center for Health, Identity, Behavior & Prevention Studies
The Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies (CHIBPS) is a nationally recognized center for the study of LGBTQ health. The center advances research and knowledge to improve the lives of those affected with or by HIV and other infectious diseases, substance use, and mental health burden through the rigorous application of social science and public health research paradigms. The team at CHIBPS envisions, develops, and enacts research with and for the communities they study.
Center on Gun Violence Research
New Jersey’s Gun Violence Research Center (GVRC), is among the first state funded research centers in the United States that conducts interdisciplinary research on the causes, consequences, and solutions to gun-related violence, while respecting the rights of legal, safe gun ownership, and use. The GVRC works in collaboration with and is supported by the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE).
Cancer Health Equity Center of Excellence
The Cancer Health Equity Center of Excellence is a formal partnership between the Rutgers School of Public Health and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, which serves as a catalyst for training and education, research, community engagement, and public policy advocacy surrounding cancer health equity in one of the nation’s most ethnically and racially diverse states. The center’s mission is to advance the achievement of equitable access, improved health care quality, and better outcomes across the cancer continuum – prevention, early detection, treatment, survivorship, and end-of-life care – through research, education and training, community engagement and outreach, and public policy advocacy.
Center for South Asian Quantitative Health & Education
The Center for South Asian Quantitative Health & Education was established in 2019 by the Rutgers School of Public Health to be a leader in quantitative public health to better understand, communicate, and advance the health of South Asians living in New Jersey and across the globe. The center, which was launched in collaboration with the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, strives to realize this vision through its mission of achieving equitable health care access and better health outcomes in South Asians through: (1) community engagement to gain insights into their health attitudes and perceptions; (2) quantitative scientific research to understand unique risk factors and socio-cultural factors contributing to cancer and allied diseases in this population; and (3) education, training and communication to advance their quality of health and health care. The Center collaborates with colleagues from multiple disciplines including cancer epidemiology, genomic sciences, health equity, surveillance, and public health from Rutgers and elsewhere.
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