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 Institute Faculty Member Seeks a Fuller Picture on Child Development
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.