Cancer epidemiologist Hari Iyer had considered becoming a medical doctor. Woojin Jung has done work related to data science, poverty, and international aid policy. These Rutgers Global Health Institute core faculty members, now in roles focused on improving the health and well-being of vulnerable populations, discuss the unexpected directions their career paths have taken.
Rutgers Around the World Podcast Features Core Faculty Member Joachim Sackey
The nutritional epidemiologist discusses food insecurity from multiple perspectives, including different definitions of the term, its social and environmental influences, and the related global disparities.
Faculty Research Leads to Global Health Impact
The principal faculty of Rutgers Global Health Institute are innovators. They’re confronting diverse global health challenges – the critical issues that affect everyone, and the complex problems that are especially detrimental to the most vulnerable among us.
New Collaborations Confront Health Equity Issues in Global and Local Settings
Funded by Global Health Seed Grants, five faculty-led efforts will address disparities related to adolescent pregnancy and sexual health information, immigrant health care access, tuberculosis disease prevention, health communication training, and dementia among indigenous older adults.
Oncology Researcher to Join Rutgers Global Health Institute
Wilfred Ngwa develops technologies that integrate with radiation therapy to improve cancer treatment. He also chairs the Lancet Oncology commission on cancer in sub-Saharan Africa and advises the Biden Administration. He will be a professor of global health and radiation oncology.
White House Announcement Highlights Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health
During this week’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the White House’s Cancer Moonshot program highlighted several initiatives to drastically improve cancer outcomes in Africa. Two Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health efforts were featured.
New Training Program Addresses Cancer Care Knowledge Gaps in Africa
The program, called Cancer Kitso, is being developed by the Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health to educate health care workers about cancer care and prevention. Pharmacists Joyce Kgatlwane and Jiyeon Joy Park discuss their involvement.
Bobby Brooke Herrera Joins Rutgers Global Health Institute as Principal Faculty Member
Herrera is a research scientist who studies epidemic viruses and infectious diseases, with a focus on developing diagnostic and therapeutic tools to improve disease outbreak preparedness and response. He is an assistant professor of global health at Rutgers Global Health Institute with joint appointments at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Summer Updates: Rutgers Community Members Discuss Their Global Health Activities
When it comes to global health, there is no off season. This summer, Rutgers faculty, students, and staff have been involved in diverse projects that address health inequities, both in the U.S. and internationally.
Faculty Launch Diverse Projects to Confront Health Inequities
Funded by Global Health Seed Grants, five faculty-led efforts will address disparities related to postpartum mental health, diseases of poverty, child feeding in farming communities, racial stigma in hospital care, and intimate partner violence.