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.
In an opinion piece published by The Star-Ledger, Chancellor Brian Strom, who also is a core faculty member of Rutgers Global Health Institute, writes about the 10-year anniversary of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences’ integration with the university.
Institute core faculty member Cara Cuite, a social scientist, and Mason Gross School of the Arts program director Jackie Thaw, a graphic designer, collaborate with Hudson County Community College to create art, gather food stories, and engage community members.
This medical school office is a hub for many types of global health activities, which involve people throughout the school and places around the world, including the school’s local communities in New Jersey and international partnership sites.
Recent educational events have featured presentations on supply chain resilience, digital communications, and financial goal setting. Helping small businesses is a way to address social determinants of health and help low-income and minority communities thrive.
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.
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.
The Student Family Health Care Center at Rutgers serves the severely underserved: Newark residents who might otherwise be unable to access health care. The clinic was created following the 1967 Newark Rebellion, an uprising rooted in simmering frustration over the persistence of oppressive racial inequalities.
Rutgers has partnered with Quest, the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services, seeks to provide no-cost laboratory tests to diagnose and manage acute and chronic diseases for uninsured and underinsured patients at a university clinic.
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.