Influenced by family experiences and her early research on health outcomes for aging Black populations, Hudson has carved a professional niche in medical sociology. An accomplished research leader, the core faculty member of Rutgers Global Health Institute is now a vice chancellor at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.
The founding executive director of Rutgers’ Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice believes that health is “perhaps the most pointed area in which the discrimination against people who look different” has tangible impact. She cofounded the Black Bodies, Black Health project and is a core faculty member of Rutgers Global Health Institute.
A core faculty member of Rutgers Global Health Institute, Rivera explores the roles of culture, community, and communication in public health. For her work related to cancer health disparities in Latino communities, she developed a qualitative research method to study how individuals use social media.
Meet Riva Touger-Decker, Whose Collaborations in Six Countries Address Nutrition, Tech, and Health Disparities
The institute core faculty member partners on education and training initiatives in several global health fields. Dietetics and nutrition, the role of communication and technology in health care delivery, and the relationships between discrimination and health inequities are among her areas of impact.
Research scientist Maria Laura Gennaro deploys her immunology and microbiology expertise, honed through decades of studying tuberculosis, in the world’s fight against COVID-19.
A mathematician may not be an obvious choice when forming partnerships in health-related investigations, but the idea of applying math in ways that impact people’s lives is something that Benedetto Piccoli, an applied mathematics scholar, finds exciting.
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.
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.