“It’s a qualified success,” said Joel Cantor, director of the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, which provided data for the review. “Life is more than just not getting hospitalized.”
Three Bloustein School undergraduates who participated in the Rutgers Summer Service Washington DC (RSS DC) internships discuss their reasons for participating, including its impact on academic and professional growth and the impact the experience has had on their future.
The New Jersey State Policy Lab held the 2023 Summer Internship presentations at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy on August 17, 2023. The eight summer interns each presented on their subject of research, which covered a range of public policy topics related to education, housing, and public health in the Garden State.
Maira Salim and classmates return with hands-on public health education from Thailand trip led by Professor Robson.
Mark Robson prefers taking his students out in the field, which happens to involve a two-week trip to Thailand. Maira Salim, an incoming senior pursuing a major in public health and a minor in biological sciences, said the trip to Thailand was an incredible experience. “It provided me with a unique opportunity to immerse myself in a different culture, gain valuable insights, and broaden my perspectives,” she said.
With a passion for improving community health outcomes, Lara Fougnies believes that public health strategies are the most effective way to confront the root of health issues in the country. Graduating with honors with a major in Public Health from the Bloustein...
Jeanne’s work intersects health equity with social determinants of health, environmental sustainability, state, and local public policy, and inclusive, participatory decision-making.
Assistant Professor Yen-Tyng Chen talks about how the SARS outbreak personally impacted her interest in public health, and shares how her experiences during her Ph.D. studies inspired her personal and intellectual interests in how race and built environments have huge impacts on health disparities.
In addition to discussing his interests in health policy and health services research, Derek DeLia explains how access to better medical care, better patient care, and better treatment options are possible through medical treatment incentives.
Viewpoint: In the Post Pandemic World, Global Health Security Hinges on Digital Public Health Advancements
The global community must think and act before the next pandemic or other major global health threats. However, healthcare systems worldwide have yet to invest systematically in building the required digital infrastructure.
In addition to discussing the inspiration for her path to an academic career in public health and biostatistics. Shar Williams shares the research she has done in areas of depression, anxiety, suicide, and PTSD, and the findings that show exposure to discrimination and socio-economic disadvantages impact health outcomes.