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.
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.
Local Internship Combines Social Work and Global Health
Rutgers undergrads majoring in social work are interning at New Brunswick social services organizations while also engaging in global health-oriented mentoring and education. This new internship program is a joint effort between the School of Social Work and Rutgers Global Health Institute.
New Brunswick Community Farmers Market COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics a Success
The clinics offered a convenient location for New Brunswick residents and underscored the market’s mission to connect food and health. The initiative was organized in partnership with Rutgers Global Health Institute, Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey, New Jersey Black Women Physicians Association, and New Brunswick Tomorrow.
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.
Veggie Rx Promotes Connections Between Food and Health
Founded at Rutgers, the newly expanded program serves New Brunswick’s poor and low-income residents by providing fresh produce from New Jersey’s farms and convenient access to health services.
The World According to COVID-19
It’s been a year since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic. Rutgers Global Health Institute core faculty members discuss the health crisis in relation to their own areas of expertise and professional practice.
Student Council Supports Local Health Workers and Residents
A campaign led by graduate student Jack Hemphill is underway to collect, produce, and donate items that are in short supply during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rutgers Global Health Institute Student Council is responding to urgent local needs, such as PPE for health workers as well as food and personal hygiene products for community members.
Champion of Agricultural Health and Education Worldwide
Meet Mark Robson, a core faculty member who studies environmental exposures to agricultural chemicals and their effects on rural populations, especially farmers and their children.