Assistant Teaching Professor
Undergraduate Public Health Program Coordinator
Lead Instructor: EpidemiologyPhD, MPH University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey- School of Public Health; M.A. New York University – School of Education; M.A. New York University – Graduate School of Arts and Sciences/Tisch School of the Arts; M.L.S. Rutgers University – School of Communication, Information and Library Service; B.A. Rutgers University – Rutgers College (Anthropology)
- Room 564, Civic Square Building
- Office Phone: (848) 932-2764
- Home Office: (215) 499-1809
- Prevention of chronic illness and comorbidities
- The geography of health, especially urban/rural issues in the U.S. as well as globally
- Environmental and occupational contributions to disease disparities
Dr. Abruzzi is an assistant teaching professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy’s Public Health program. Dr. Abruzzi received her B.A. in Anthropology from Rutgers University- Rutgers college, and her MP.H. and Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – School of Public health. Prior to teaching full-time at Bloustein, Dr. Abruzzi worked extensively with students as a college and university librarian at both New York University and Lafayette College. She has a particular interest in online/hybrid course development and works closely with our distance learners in public health.
Dr. Abruzzi’s doctoral research focused on the association between vitamin D ultraviolet radiation, and disparities in survival from prostate and colorectal cancer in the U.S. She has a particular interest in identifying shared risk factors that are useful for preventing comorbidities and has conducted research on involving multiple primary cancers as well as on coinfection with schistosomiasis, a neglected tropical disease. She also has general interest in the history and philosophy of epidemiology, public health and medicine.
- Urban Health
- Cancer and Society
- Health and Public Policy
Chapters in Books or Monographs
- 2016: Abruzzi A., Fried B, and Alikahn S. “Coinfection of Schistosoma species with Hepatitis B and C viruses.” Advances in parasitology (monograph series), 91:111-231. doi: 10.1016/bs.apar.2015.12.003. Epub 2016 Feb 5.
Articles in Refereed Journals
- 2014: Abruzzi A. and Fried B. “Coinfection of Schistosoma species with Hepatitis viruses.” Advances in parasitology. (Invited review; proposal accepted July 2014)
- 2014: Abruzzi, A., Demissie K., Rhoads, G., Ohman-Strickland P., and August, D. “Vitamin D Ultraviolet Radiation, Disparities and Survival in Colorectal and Prostate Cancer Patients.” (in progress)
- 2014: Abruzzi, A., Demissie K., Rhoads, G., Ohman-Strickland P., and August, D. “Vitamin D Ultraviolet Radiation, Disparities and Multiple Primary Cancers in Colorectal and Prostate Patients.” (in progress)