Research

Cancer Health Justice Lab

The Cancer Health Justice Lab (CHJL) is a multidisciplinary research lab committed to addressing the inequity of cancer prevention practices among certain groups. Despite the increased availability and effectiveness of cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment programs, medically underserved and hidden populations still suffer significant disparities concerning access to and the health outcomes of these programs. CHJL refers to our growing effort among our members to encourage equal distribution and utilization of health resources for medically underserved and hidden populations facing disparities due to socioeconomic status, immigration, criminal record, race, age, sex, or insurance status. Learn More

Community Living Education Project

Since 1991, the Community Living Education Project (CLEP) has been committed to providing information and education regarding community living resources for people with intellectual /developmental disabilities (I/DD) living in New Jersey. CLEP uses a multi-faceted approach that includes hosting learning events, outreach and on-going support, visits to community settings, and publications and media services. CLEP offers these free services to individuals, their families, staff and other stakeholders, and is supported by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD). Learn More

New Jersey Safe Schools Program

New Jersey Safe Schools (NJ SS) is a project supported by the New Jersey Department of Education, Office of Career Readiness, to assist schools in reducing risk to occupational safety and health hazards in secondary school and work microenvironments in which NJ adolescents spend time. The project is administered by the Rutgers-School of Public Health. NJ SS involves a number of outreach components designed to support teachers, administrators, safety and health designees, structured learning experience/career orientation coordinators, county apprenticeship coordinators, cooperative education coordinators and those involved in school-to-careers. Learn More

PHocus

PHocus: A Summer Experience for High School Students (Public Health: Outbreaks, Communities, and Urban Studies) is an interdisciplinary educational program organized by the Rutgers School of Public Health. Students will explore population health and learn the fundamentals of epidemiology, the basic science of public health. Students can expect a variety of experiences including mock outbreaks, hands-on population health and community disease activities, a laboratory session, and conversations with public heath scientists and practitioners. Learn More

Tobacco Dependence Program

The Tobacco Dependence Program (TDP) is dedicated to reducing the harm to health caused by tobacco use. The TDP particularly aims to provide expertise on quitting smoking for those who need it most. We do this through education, treatment, research and advocacy. Rutgers-Tobacco Dependence Program’s CTTS Training is one of a select group of ATTUD Accredited training programs offered. Learn More