Research

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. Learn More

Center for Tobacco Studies

The Center for Tobacco Studies (CTS) enhances tobacco control at a state and national level by conducting research studies, that includes primary and secondary data collection and analysis applying qualitative and quantitative methods, as well as translates and disseminates findings to program planners and policy makers. The Center seeks to advance the scientific base for tobacco control policy and regulation by conducting applied research of high quality, integrity, and innovation. Learn More

Center for Health, Identity, Behavior & Prevention Studies

The Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies (CHIBPS) is a collaborative research center of Rutgers School of Public Health and the College of Global Public Health at NYU founded by Rutgers Dean Perry N. Halkitis. CHIBPS is a leading HIV, substance abuse, and mental health, behavior research center that is focused on the well-being of all people, including sexual, racial, ethnic and cultural minorities and other marginalized populations. We train the future generation of behavioral and public health researchers and work with community partners to conduct research that resides on the hyphen between theory and practice. CHIBPS advances research and knowledge to improve the lives of those affected with or by HIV, substance abuse 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, we study. Learn More

Center on Gun Violence Research

New Jersey’s Center on Gun Violence Research, which is among the first such centers in the United States, will conduct interdisciplinary research on the causes, consequences and solutions to gun-related violence, while respecting the rights of legal, safe gun ownership and use. The Center will partner with local, state and national experts, accessing data to conduct research that identifies factors involved in gun violence, developing interventions to reduce gun violence and translating science into effective programs and policies to ensure their widespread adoption. The center is led by the Rutgers School of Public Health, within Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, and the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University–Newark. It draws on expertise from across the university, including Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Rutgers University–Camden, in fields such as psychology, sociology, medicine, law, nursing, social work, public policy, engineering and others. Learn More.

Center for Cancer Health Equity

The Center for Cancer Health Equity is a formal partnership between the Rutgers School of Public Health and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, which will serve 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. More information coming soon. Read the Strategic Plan here.

Center for South Asian Quantitate 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. Contact the Center Director, Jaya Satagopan . Website coming soon.