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  School of Public Health 2022-2024 Administration, Centers, and Faculty Health Behavior, Society, and Policy Faculty  

Health Behavior, Society, and Policy Faculty


Members of the Faculty

Jon-Patrick Allem, Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences; PhD,
Keck School of Medicine, USC
Tobacco Control; Adolescent Health; Social Media; Media Effects; Health Communication

Joye Anestis, Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences; PhD, Florida State University
Personality; Assessment, Suicide, Mental Health Treatment Outcomes, Psychopathy; Exterrnalizing

Julia Chen-Sankey, Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences, PhD, School of Public Health, University of Maryland
Tobacco Marketing; Flavored Tobacco; Tobacco Policy; Emerging Tobacco Products; Health Disparities; Health Equity; Minority Health

Patrick R. Clifford, Professor of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences;Ph.D., Texas School of Public Health (Houston); M.A., CUNY (Hunter College)
Alcohol treatment outcomes research; research assessment reactivity effects; longer-term functioning post-alcohol use disorders (AUD) treatment

Katie Darabos, RBHS Instructor of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences; PhD, CUNY
Young Adults with cancer; Stress and Coping; Decision-Making, Salivary Bioscience, Social support; Psychological Distress; mHealth

Cristine Delnevo, Professor of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences, and Director, Rutgers Institute for Nicotine and Tobacco Studies; Ph.D., Temple; M.P.H., UMDNJ
Tobacco control; Tobacco Regulatory Science; Public Health Policy; Survey research methods Non-Cigarette Tobacco Products (Cigars, SLT, E-cigarettes)

Shauna Downs, Associate Professor of Health Systems and Policy; PhD, University of Sydney (Austrailia); MS, University of Alberta (Canada)
Food Policy; Food Environments; Sustainable Diets; Climate Change and Food Systems

Gwyneth Eliasson, Assistant Professor of Health Systems and Policy; JD, Brooklyn Law School; MPH-Rutgers School of Public Health
Anti-Poverty (Safety Net) Programs; Health Law and Policy; Medical-Legal Partnerships; Older Adults; Public Health Law and Ethics

Paul Duberstein, Chair and Professor of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences; Ph.D., University of New York at Buffalo
Aging; end-of-life; geriatric mental health; gerontology; health care utilization; palliative care

Nir Eyal, Professor of Health Systems and Policy and Director of the Center for Population-Level Bioethics; D.Phil., Oxford University(England);
Population-level bioethics; Research Ethics; Health Inequities, Ethics of Health Promotion; Ethics in HIV Policy and Research; Political Philosophy; Consequentialism

Ollie Ganz, Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences; Dr.P.H., George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health
Tobacco control; tobacco regulatory science; Health Communication; Health Disparities; Health Equity; Mental Health; LGBTQ Health; Tobacco Industry Marketing; Survey Research

Marybec Griffin, Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences; Ph.D., New York University
Sexual health; contraceptive access; substance use; LGBTQ competent care

Mary Hrywna, Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences; PhD, Rutgers School of Public Health; M.P.H., North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
Tobacco Control Policy; Tobacco Regulatory Science; Population Health; Priority/Special Populations; Surveillance and Monitoring; Non-Cigarette Tobacco Products

Michelle Jeong, Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Tobacco regulatory science; tobacco control; health communication; tobacco marketing

Racquel Kohler, Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Cancer disparities; global cancer control; HPV testing and vaccination, Homelessness, Sexual and Reproductive Health; Implementation Science; Mixed Methods; Preference Elicitation

Elissa Kozlov, Assistant Professor of Health Systems and Policy; Ph.D., Washington University (St. Louis)
Palliative Care; Geropsychology; End-of-LIfe; Geriatric Mental Health Care; Psychological Symptoms and Serious Illness; Depression; Anxiety; Caregiving; Aging; Mindfulness

Laura E. Liang, Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs ; Dr.P.H., M.P.H., Rutgers School of Public Health
Community outreach and education; K-12 Health Science Education; Youth Development and Engagement

Mark McGovern, Associate Professor of Health Systems and Policy; PhD, University College of Dublin (Ireland)
Health Economics; Health Disparities; Life Cycle Effects of Inequality; Causal Inference; Quasi-experimental Methods; Missing Data

Slawa Rokicki, Assistant Professor of Health Systems and Policy; PhD, MS, Harvard
Maternal and Child Health; Perinatal Mental Health; Policy Evaluation; Health Disparities; Social Determinants of Health, Global Health, Adolescent Health

Kevin Schroth, Associate Professor of Health System and Policy; J.D., Rutgers
Tobacco Control; Tobacco Regulatory Science, Cigar Regulations; Flavored Tobacco Restrictions; Tobacco Retail Density Reduction; E-Cigarettes; Tobacco Price Control; Novel Tobacco Products; Hookah Regulation; Marijuana Legalization, Opioids; Public health law

Hillary Samples, Assistant Professor of Health Systems and Policy; PhD, MHS, Johns Hopkins
Health Services; Health Policy; Health Equity; Disparities; Behavioral Health; Mental Health; Substance Use

Kymberle Sterling, Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences; DrPH,
UT (Houston); MPH, Tulane
Adolescent and young adult tobacco use; Tobacco-Related Health Disparities; Tobacco Regulatory Sciences

Andrea Villanti; Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences; PhD, Johns Hopkins; MPH, Columbia
Tobacco; Young Adults; Menthol; Flavors; Regulatory Science; Smoking Cessation

Olivia Wackowski, Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences; Ph.D., M.P.H., Rutgers School of Public Health
Tobacco control; Tobacco Regulatory Science; Tobacco Risk Perceptions; Tobacco Marketing; E-Cigarettes; Smokeless Tobacco; Menthol Cigarettes; Tobacco Warnings; Health and Risk Communication; Qualitative Research; Content Analysis

Chongyi Wei, Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences; Dr.P.H., Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health
HIV/AIDS; Global health; Sexual Minorities; LGBT Health; Behavioral Epidemiology; Behavioral Interventions; Implementation Science

Cui Yang, Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences; PhD, Johns Hopkins
HIV/AIDS, Substance Use; COVID-19; Implementation Science; Mental Health; Health Equity; Social Determinants of Health, Social Networks; Harm Reduction; Qualitative and Quantitative Methods; Evaluation; mHealth

 
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