Maternal & Child Health

Faculty Workgroup

The Faculty Workgroup provides expertise to the MCH Training Program. Members provide their expertise for purposes of MCH curriculum development and overall program planning. The Faculty Workgroup acts as a network for recruitment of students and advocates for increased commitment to MCH by Rutgers School of Public Health and Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences. Members serve as a resource to students for informal mentoring. The faculty members in the workgroup are concentrated primarily in the School of Public Health and include members of key disciplines to MCH: epidemiology, health systems and policy, health education and behavioral science, and urban health. The Faculty Workgroup meets quarterly to discuss the progress of the program. A number of representatives from MCH community organizations also belong. Members of the MCH Student Organization are invited to be present at meetings to ensure student input and feedback.

Faculty Members include:

  • Lisa Asare, MPH (NJDOH)
  • Charletta Ayers, MD, MPH (RWJMS)
  • Emily Barret, PhD (Rutgers School of Public Health)
  • Emily Bosk, PhD (Rutgers School of Social Work)
  • Qiana L. Brown, PhD, MPH, LCSW – Director, MCH Training Program (SPH/UGPH & SSW )
  • Amy Davidow, PhD (Rutgers School of Public Health)
  • Kitaw Demissie, MD, PhD, MPH (Rutgers School of Public Health)
  • Robyn D’Oria
  • Shauna Downs, MD, PhD, MPH (Rutgers School of Public Health)
  • Patricia Fleming (retired/UMDNJ)
  • Adrian Gale, PhD (Rutgers School of Social Work)
  • Irina Grafova, PhD (Rutgers School of Public Health)
  • Bernadette Hohl, PhD, MPH (Rutgers School of Public Health
  • Tyriesa Howard Howell, PhD (Rutgers School of Social Work)
  • Valeria Jacobs-Andrews (Director, NJMS Pediatrics WIC)
  • Teresa Janevic, PhD (Mt. Sinai)
  • Leslie Kantor, PhD, MPH (Rutgers School of Public Health)
  • Teri Lassiter, PhD (Rutgers School of Public Health)
  • Elizabeth Marshall, PhD (Rutgers School of Public Health)
  • Marian Passannante, PhD (Rutgers School of Public Health)
  • Shelby Pitts MSN, RN, WHNP-BC (SN/Newark Health Sciences)
  • Nancy Reichman, PhD (RWJMS/CHINJ)
  • George Rhoads, MD, MPH (Rutgers School of Public Health)
  • Jeannette Rogowski, PhD (Rutgers School of Public Health)
  • Esney Sharp (Bessie Mae Women’s Health Center)
  • Hilary Stevens (Family Medicine Physician, Zufall Health Center)
  • Pauline Thomas, MD (Preventive Medicine/NJMS)
  • Martha Wingate DrPH (U of Alabama at Birmingham)
  • Hena Wadhwa, M.A., M.S., PhD (Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital)
  • Abigail Williams-Butler, PhD, MSW, MS (Rutgers School of Social Work)

For more information or to join the MCH Faculty Work Group, please contact Qiana Brown, PhD, MPH, LCSW.