In an interview about the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, institute director Richard Marlink responds to public opinion about the differences among vaccines that are authorized or in the pipeline for use in the United States.
Social and Structural Factors, Not Biology, are Strong Influencers of Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Mortality
Racial disparities in COVID-19 mortality in the U.S. are associated with social factors like income, education, and internet access, according to a Rutgers study published in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.
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.
It’s been seven months since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic. Rutgers students and faculty discuss the new normal.
Breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Botswana, and there is a dire need to improve timely access to care. Through research and training, the Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health is working to identify and address crucial deficiencies in information and support.
While the overall rates of HIV/AIDS have decreased, the risk of infections within certain populations has surged. New Jersey Medical School faculty member Shobha Swaminathan is a clinical site leader for a vaccine trial that aims to provide HIV immunity for life.
Excessive weight gain during pregnancy, along with associated health risks for pregnant women and their children, is on the rise in Nepal. Through a Rutgers Global Health Institute seed grant, Shristi Rawal is investigating the extent, possible causes, and outcomes of this problem.
A study involving the all-women Nikumbuke Soccer League in Kenya is exploring the effects of women’s sports on social norms related to gender-based violence. Bloustein School associate professor Francis Barchi is collecting data via surveys, focus group discussions, and in-depth interviews in the seven villages that have women’s teams.
Tuberculosis is a global threat, with the heaviest burden falling on people living in urban slums. Stephan Schwander is investigating the role urban outdoor air pollution might play.
A new Rutgers study aims to generate knowledge about factors that affect population health and opportunities to advance equity-promoting policies in the state.