In Nepal, a New Generation of Health Risks

In Nepal, a New Generation of Health Risks

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.

For New Brunswick’s Poorest Residents, a Path to Better Health

For New Brunswick’s Poorest Residents, a Path to Better Health

Launched last fall at a Rutgers health clinic that serves the city’s homeless and indigent residents, the Health Passport to Healthy Living program encourages patients to actively track their health status using personal “passports.” Robert Wood Johnson Medical School faculty and students are leading this initiative.

Examining Health Inequality, City by City

Examining Health Inequality, City by City

Public health faculty member Michael Gusmano expands his city-focused research to the BRIC countries, aiming to help policymakers focus their health efforts—and budgets—by pinpointing successes and disparities.

Addressing Barriers to Surgical Care in Rural Ghana

Addressing Barriers to Surgical Care in Rural Ghana

Owing to a severe shortage of surgeons and surgical training in rural Ghana, many people are suffering—and dying prematurely—from treatable conditions. Faculty doctors Ziad Sifri and Harsh Sule created an online training program to teach surgical skills and diagnostic methods to clinicians 5,000 miles away.