Where We Work

Rutgers University’s involvement in global health reaches the majority of the world’s countries. Faculty lead and collaborate on projects that advance global health education, research, and service. Students explore global health professions and opportunities through academic coursework, co-curricular experiences, and volunteer efforts throughout the United States and worldwide. Partnerships between Rutgers and countries, governments, and organizations around the world combine with New Jersey-based collaborations to create global impact.

Q&A: 30th Anniversary of World AIDS Day

Healio.com’s Infectious Disease News spoke with institute director Richard Marlink, MD, who treated some of the first HIV/AIDS patients at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York and helped establish the first HIV/AIDS clinic in Boston. In this interview marking the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, Marlink discusses the likelihood of a cure and vaccine, federal funding, testing among high-risk populations, PrEP, stigma, and medical treatment.

Sneha Jacob

Sneha Jacob is an HIV specialist with a background in primary care internal medicine.  She joined the Eric B. Chandler Health Center in August 2012 as director of HIV clinical services. She provides direct care of uninsured and publicly-insured HIV patients as well as supervision of all Ryan White-funded early intervention services program activities, including quality […]

Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Science Denial

An eight-part podcast by Big Picture Science features interviews from the “Science Denial: Lessons and Solutions” event that Rutgers Global Health Institute co-presented with New York Academy of Sciences on November 2.

A Global Demand for Supply Chain Skills

Climate change and large-scale disasters continue to wreak havoc worldwide. Core faculty member Kevin Lyons contributes his expertise in supply chain management to solve mounting challenges that affect the health of people everywhere.

Partnership Sites
Teaching Hospital

Rutgers Global Health Institute is serving in a technical advisory role for the Sir Ketumile Masire Teaching Hospital. This advanced, public-sector teaching hospital is located on the grounds of University of Botswana and promises to dramatically expand Botswana’s capacity to train local health care specialists and to care for its people.

Science Denialism in the 21st Century: It’s rampant, but it’s hardly a new phenomenon

In a blog post for Scientific American, David L. Levine, co-chair of Science Writers in New York, reviews the June 28 “Science Denialism, Public Policy, and Global Health” event that Rutgers Global Health Institute co-presented.

FDA Clears First Home Saliva Test for Coronavirus

The New York Times reports that the FDA granted emergency authorization for the at-home saliva collection kit that was developed at Rutgers by RUCDR Infinite Biologics. The laboratory’s COO and director of technology development, Andrew Brooks, said Rutgers has 75,000 test kits ready to ship and can process 20,000 tests each day, with a 48-hour turnaround. He expects other labs around the country to adopt it for their own use.

Peter Vuylsteke

Peter Vuylsteke is an internist and medical oncologist. In his role as the global outreach facilitator for the Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health, he serves as a training and clinical research specialist in support of ongoing initiatives related to cancer care and prevention and COVID-19 in Botswana. He leads efforts to design and implement health care training, including medical subspecialty and health professions training programs, telementoring, […]