The Impact of the U.S. Re-engaging with the World Health Organization

The importance of a global COVID-19 vaccination strategy and how WHO involvement benefits the U.S. overall are topics that institute director Richard Marlink discusses in this Q&A.

Getting Back to Work and School Safely During COVID-19: ITI Students Help Launch HLTH I.D

School of Communication and Information students developed an app intended to detect COVID-19. Institute director Richard Marlink was the student team’s industry mentor in the Rutgers I-Corps program.

The Results Are In

Three student teams were named winners of the first-ever Global Health Case Competition, a 10-week experience focused on the impact of COVID-19 on underserved communities in New Jersey.

In Venezuela, politics overshadow COVAX shipment and vaccine rollout

Vaccine access amid political turmoil in Venezuela is the backdrop of institute director Richard Marlink’s comments, for a story published by Devex, about COVAX and a global response to the pandemic.

Rutgers expert: We likely will need COVID-19 vaccines annually

In an interview about COVID-19 vaccines, institute director Richard Marlink discusses that people may need to get vaccinated annually as well as the importance of a global approach to controlling the pandemic.

Improving Vaccination Rates in Vulnerable Communities

As the COVID-19 Delta variant spreads and infection rates surge in New Jersey, Rutgers faculty and staff have been helping to improve vaccination rates in hard-hit areas.

Rutgers Leads Effort to Tackle Coastal Climate Crisis Through $20M National Science Foundation Grant

In collaboration with universities throughout the country, Rutgers is developing a plan to protect coastal areas increasingly threatened by extreme weather caused by climate change. Climate scientist and institute core faculty member Robert Kopp is the principal investigator.

Faculty Member Receives NIH Grant to Implement a Mobile Messaging Intervention to Enhance Feeding Practices in Senegal

Core faculty member Shauna Downs has received a federal grant to study behavior change communication strategies to improve infant and young child nutrition in Senegal.

New Brunswick Store Owner Gets Help From Equitable Recovery Program

Emanuel Garcia, who owns a Mexican store in the city’s Esperanza neighborhood, has seen his business take a huge hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. A Rutgers Global Health Institute program helped him stay open and continue serving the community’s needs safely.

Licelot Gonzalez

Licelot Gonzalez coordinates and implements the Equitable Recovery program in the South Ward of Newark, New Jersey. In this capacity, she offers resilience support services to the neighborhood’s small businesses that are facing challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She previously worked at Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey, delivering culturally sensitive programs to young […]