Lead-free housing policies and health-related social media are among the public health topics that Rutgers students are exploring through their internships with Believe in a Healthy Newark. The Rutgers University–Newark internship program is funded by a Global Health Seed Grant.
Gwenyth Lee’s research explores the compounding impacts of multiple early-life exposures on child development in low- and middle-income countries. She arrived at Rutgers Global Health Institute in September.
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.
View the seminar recording online to hear from scientists, clinicians, and community leaders about the monkeypox disease outbreak in the United States. They discuss issues of health equity and stigma in addition to disease transmission, prevention, and treatment.
Socially disadvantaged children and those from minority backgrounds are less likely to receive services before 36 months of age, a Rutgers study finds.
Understanding the characteristics of the people who use the law is important because it raises questions about whether this end-of-life option is broadly and equitably available, says Rutgers researcher Elissa Kozlov.
The serological testing will be performed in the laboratory of Maria Laura Gennaro, a professor at New Jersey Medical School’s Public Health Research Institute and a core faculty member of Rutgers Global Health Institute.
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.
Many courses at Rutgers address global health, including “Biomedical Technologies: Design and Development,” a Fall 2022 offering taught by Rutgers Global Health Institute core faculty member Umer Hassan.
Rutgers students are working to address health disparities and infant mortality, to understand why Black and Hispanic women are hesitant to get vaccines, and on other projects that benefit society as part of a new initiative.