Rutgers Global Health Institute was established in 2017 by director Richard Marlink. The institute is part of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Its creation was inspired by the university’s and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences’ strategic plans, which placed emphasis on global health.
We have more than 150 affiliated faculty and professional members from across Rutgers and its health system as well as from our community partner organizations. Most of the university’s 29 schools across all campuses are represented within our membership.
At Rutgers Global Health Institute, we improve the health of the most vulnerable populations and develop solutions to critical health problems worldwide. By bridging Rutgers’ diverse strengths, we advance collaborative research, build community-driven partnerships, and expand global health education across fields and professions.
Rutgers Global Health Institute values collaboration among people from many disciplines. The institute employs principal faculty and staff and includes as members many faculty and professional members from across the university, the Rutgers Health system, and partner organizations.
Principal faculty: Our principal faculty are formally appointed as faculty within both Rutgers Global Health Institute and a Rutgers school.
Staff: We have full- and part-time staff members in our New Brunswick, New Jersey, office and in field locations in Newark, Perth Amboy, and Trenton. Our staff specialize in education and training, program development and coordination, and communications. Other contributors include research staff, graduate and postdoctoral fellows, and interns.
Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health: Our Botswana-based team coordinates the activities of the Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health, a formal partnership between Rutgers and the University of Botswana that also involves Botswana’s Ministry of Health.
Members: Members of Rutgers Global Health Institute are invited by the institute director for a renewable three-year term. Institute membership is a distinction that recognizes people who contribute actively to our mission. There are three membership types:
- Core faculty members are Rutgers faculty who are primarily associated with a degree-granting school or another institute or center at the university. Their membership affiliation with Rutgers Global Health Institute complements their faculty appointments elsewhere at the university.
- Core professional members are administrators and staff who are primarily associated with another unit at Rutgers or within the Rutgers Health system. Their membership affiliation with Rutgers Global Health Institute complements their administrative appointments elsewhere at the university.
- Affiliate professional members are individuals who work for an external organization that shares in the institute’s mission. They are community stakeholders who often partner with the institute on initiatives.