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Rutgers Today Spotlight: Lisa Harrison-Gulla

“I have a great privilege from my mom’s experiences with Rutgers and her years in public health because I can come home from class to talk about what I’ve learned and brainstorm ideas for changes I’d like to make in my career,” Gulla said.

EJB Talks with Alumnus Christopher Black PH ’09

Christopher Black EJB ’09 shares his story of pursuing a public health degree after struggling with organic chemistry. With guidance from mentor Dr. Dona Schneider, retired Bloustein School professor and associate dean, Chris took a few years to work and teach before getting an advanced degree in public health, focusing on epidemiology and biostatistics.

New Research: Impact of Peer Support After Opioid Overdose

In this cohort study of patients treated for opioid overdose, OORP implementation was associated with an increase in MOUD initiation and a decrease in repeat medically treated overdoses. The large variation in outcomes across hospitals suggests that treatment effects were heterogeneous and may depend on factors such as implementation success, program embeddedness, and availability of other hospital- and community-based OUD services.

EJB Talks with Professors Joel Cantor and Kathe Newman

Professors ⁠Joel Cantor and ⁠Kathe Newman are part of a new Rutgers initiative, the ⁠Housing and Health Equity Cluster⁠, which aims to address health equity issues through interdisciplinary collaboration across university departments.

Cantor Calls Camden Coalition’s Work a Success

“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.”

New Jersey State Policy Lab Summer Internship Summit

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.


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Jersey City Alumni Mixer

Zeppelin Hall Biergarten 88 Liberty View Dr, Jersey City

Join us for an alumni mixer in #JerseyCity on Thursday, June 6th at Zeppelin Hall Biergarten. Parking for Zeppelin Hall is FREE - more information can be found here: This […]