Public health faculty member Michael Gusmano expands his city-focused research to the BRIC countries, aiming to help policymakers focus their health efforts—and budgets—by pinpointing successes and disparities.
Global Health Education at Rutgers: An undergraduate course taught by Daniel Van Abs in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences introduces students to the politics of international water relations and the broad spectrum of ways that water influences societal development.
Rutgers professor and pediatric infectious diseases expert Glenn Fennelly is featured in a five-part Contagion video series about measles. He discusses vaccination, individual state laws, exemption definitions, and the role clinicians and public health officials play in these measles outbreaks. Christina Tan, an assistant commissioner of health for New Jersey, is also featured.
Core faculty member Frank Ghinassi, president and CEO of University Behavioral Health Care, discusses a Rutgers initiative to help New Jersey’s health providers better integrate behavioral and physical medical care.
Owing to a severe shortage of surgeons and surgical training in rural Ghana, many people are suffering—and dying prematurely—from treatable conditions. Faculty doctors Ziad Sifri and Harsh Sule created an online training program to teach surgical skills and diagnostic methods to clinicians 5,000 miles away.