Soumitra Bhuyan, Ph.D., MPH, is an Associate Professor at the Bloustein School, Rutgers University- The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick. His primary teaching and research interests include chronic disease management and health information systems with an overarching emphasis on strategies to improve population health. Apart from academic writing, Dr. Bhuyan’s writing has appeared in various regional and national news outlets such as The Hill, ABC News, Becker’s Hospital Review, The Star-Ledger, etc. Dr. Bhuyan is an Associate Editor of BMJ Global Health and serves on the editorial boards of The Journal of Health Administration Education, the flagship journal of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration and Hospital Topics.
Dr. Bhuyan has received several awards from national organizations, including the American Public Health Association and AcademyHealth, for his research and leadership activities. Dr. Bhuyan and colleagues received the 2017 Charles E. Gibbs Leadership Prize for their research in women’s health issues, which is awarded annually to recognize excellence in research on women’s health care or policy. He was the recipient of the “Rising Star” award from the American Public Health Association Health Administration Section, which recognizes the outstanding potential in health administration and public health practice.