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Public Health
Administered By: Rutgers-Newark and UMDNJ/NJMS
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Administration
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Acting Program Director ( UMDNJ–NJMS ) Anthony J. Garro
Associate Program Director ( UMDNJ–NJMS ) Marian R. Passannante
MPH Administrative Director ( UMDNJ–NJMS ) Yvette Holding-Ford

Administration
Acting Program Director ( UMDNJ–NJMS ) Anthony J. Garro
Associate Program Director ( UMDNJ–NJMS ) Marian R. Passannante
MPH Administrative Director ( UMDNJ–NJMS ) Yvette Holding-Ford

NJIT Faculty
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Distinguished Professors Lewandow, Turoff
Professors Beaton, Elliot, Perl, Trattner
Associate Professors Deek, Geller, Recce
Assistant Professors Hodge, Linton, Markowit

NJIT Faculty
Distinguished Professors Gordon A. Lewandowski, Murray Turoff
Professors W P. Beaton, Norbert Elliot, Yehoshua Perl, Trattner
Associate Professors Fadi Deek, James Geller, Michael L. Recce
Assistant Professors Elizabeth J. Hodge, Linton, Markowit

Rutgers - Newark Faculty
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Professors Dubnick, Holzer
Associate Professors Canino, Olshfski, Schofer, Stark
Assistant Professors Burbridge, Gelobter

Rutgers - Newark Faculty
Professors Dubnick, Holzer
Associate Professors Canino, Olshfski, Schofer, Stark
Assistant Professors Burbridge, Gelobter

UMDNJ Faculty
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Professors H. Baker, S. Baker, Bogden, Chinard, Evans, Haque, Johanson, Lavenhar, Louria, Najem, Oleske, Reichman, Wedeen
Associate Professors Caine, Guttman, Holland, Passannante, Sheffet, Skurnick, Weiss
Assistant Professors Aloi, Brachman, Kennedy, Touger-Decker, Von Hagen, Wenger
Adjunct Professors Kantor
Adjunct Instructor Gause
Track Coordinators(NJIT) Norbert Elliot
(UMDNJ-NJMS) Marvin A. Lavenhar
(UMDNJ-NJMS) Marian R. Passannante
(Rutgers-Newark) Evan Stark

UMDNJ Faculty
Professors H. Baker, S. Baker, Bogden, Chinard, Deane M. Evans, Haque, Johanson, Lavenhar, Louria, Najem, Oleske, Reichman, Wedeen
Associate Professors Caine, Guttman, Holland, Passannante, Sheffet, Skurnick, Julian Weiss
Assistant Professors Aloi, Brachman, James A. Kennedy, Touger-Decker, Von Hagen, Wenger
Adjunct Professors Kantor
Adjunct Instructor Gause
Track Coordinators(NJIT) Norbert Elliot
(UMDNJ-NJMS) Marvin A. Lavenhar
(UMDNJ-NJMS) Marian R. Passannante
(Rutgers-Newark) Evan Stark
 

Degrees Offered: Master of Public Health offered jointly with Rutgers-Newark and UMDNJ-NJMS

The Master in Public Health (M.P.H.) degree program, established by UMDNJ/NJMS, Rutgers-Newark, addresses critical issues surrounding the nation's health, especially that of high-risk, urban, and under-served populations. The program in public health develops and applies knowledge from multiple disciplines for the promotion and protection of the health of the human population, giving due consideration to cultural perspectives that abound in our multicultural world. This program is part of the UMDNJ/School of Public Health.

Program participants carry out research, and formulate policies that answer local needs and provide models for similar nationwide and worldwide problems. The three universities collaborate with community-based practitioners and researchers in Newark and in northern New Jersey. Student projects and placements are designed to maximize problem solving in large urban settings.

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Master in Public Health
The program is designed to prepare existing professionals to assume new and expanded analytical and administrative roles in the planning and organization of efficient and cost-effective health services, health education, and health policy; to increase the number of public health professional qualified to assist and conduct original community-based research that will lead to advances in health promotion and disease prevention; and to provide systems thinking about public health and social values that relate to physical and mental well being.

Admission Requirements:
Applicants must meet one of these criteria: hold degrees or positions in the health or health-related professions; be graduates of baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate programs with formal training and/or experience in the health field; be candidates for joint degree programs (M.D./M.P.H., D.M.D./M.P.H.); hold exceptionally strong credentials from baccalaureate; post-baccalaureate programs outside of the health field.

Applicants must supply scores from the GRE or its equivalent (e.g., MCAT, GMAT, or LSAT) from within the last five years. Those with a doctoral degree from a U.S. or Canadian university may seek a waiver of test scores by providing supporting documentation with the application. Test score waivers for individuals with other graduate degrees are decided on a case-by-case basis. Contact the administrative director. International students applying for admission must show a TOEFL score of at least 550 (pencil and paper) and 213 (computer-based). All applicants must supply official academic transcripts; an essay/statement addressing career goals, how the course offerings would help meet them, and how previous experience has contributed to personal and professional growth; and three letters of recommendation.

An application may be obtained from Newark Public Health Program at Science Park, UMDNJ/New Jersey Medical School, 185 South Orange Ave., MSB F-506, Newark, N.J. 07103-2714 or by calling (973) 972-7212.

Degree Requirements:
The MPH program requires the successful completion of 45 credits. The credits are divided into 18 credits in core courses, 6 to 12 credits in required courses in one of three tracts, 9 to 15 credits of electives and 3 credits each in fieldwork and thesis.

Three general tracks are available. While they share a common core, each is designed to suit various interests:

Urban and Environmental Health brings a multi-disciplinary perspective to bear on the identification, assessment, and remediation of stressors specific to health problems in the urban environment.

Quantitative Methods: Biostatistics and Epidemiology develops quantitative, analytic, and research skills for public health practitioners.

Health Policy and Administration teaches the concepts, principles, and scientific skills necessary for health services management, policy development, and program evaluation.

Core:
18 credits:

binf601/binf5005,hist634,hist635,mph650
  BINF 601/BINF 5005Health Care Information Systems (3 credits)
  Hist 634Environmental History of North America (3 credits)
  Hist 635History of Technology, Environment and Medicine: Theory and Method (3 credits)
  MPH 650Medical Geography (3 credits)
Quantitative Methods: Epidemiology and Biostatistics:
Select either epidemiology or biostatistics.

Required:
6 credits:

qm611,qm612
  QM 611Design of Epidemiological Studies and Clinical Trials (3 credits)
  QM 612Linear Models: Regression and Analysis of Variance (3 credits)
Epidemiology:
6 credits: epi615,epi616
  EPI 615Introduction to Epidemiology and Control of Chronic and Infectious Diseases (3 credits)
  EPI 616Advanced Topics in Infectious and Chronic Diseases Epidemiology (3 credits)
9 credits from: binf7570,epi621,epi625,epi626,epi627,epi628,epi629
  BINF7570 
  EPI 621Survey Research Methods/Questionnaire Design (3 credits)
  EPI 625Community-Based Epidemiological Research (3 credits)
  EPI 626Emerging and Re-emerging Infections (3 credits)
  EPI 627Innovations in Public Health (3 credits)
  EPI 628Pharmacoepidemiology (3 credits)
  EPI 629Oral Epidemiology of Chronic and Infectious Diseases (3 credits)
The following courses are in development: genetic epidemiology, and environmental and occupational epidemiology
Biostatistics:
6 credits: bio613,bio614
  BIO 613Life Tables and Survival Analysis (3 credits)
  BIO 614Categorical Data Analysis (3 credits)
9 credits from: bio618,bio619
  BIO 618Nonparametric Statistical Methods (3 credits)
  BIO 619Biostatistical Consulting (2 credits)
Health Policy and Administration:
Select either health policy or health care administration.

Required:
6 credits

R834:582,R834:585
  R834:582Health Care Management (3 credits)
  R834:585Health Care Policy (3 credits)
Health Policy:
15 credits from: R790:501,R790:512,R790:516,R834:541,R834:562,R834:586,R834:587,R834:602,mph660
  R790:501Policy Making in the American Political System (3 credits)
  R790:512Ethical Issues in Public Policy and Administration (3 credits)
  R790:516Urban Public Policy (3 credits)
  R834:541Political Economy and Public Administration (3 credits)
  R834:562Policy and Program Assessment (3 credits)
  R834:586Violence in the United States (3 credits)
  R834:587 
  R834:602Decision Making and Policy Analysis (3 credits)
  MPH 660Health Economics (3 credits)
The following courses are in development: law, health care and public policy; advanced policy analysis; human rights in health care; public health and family; privatization and public health; comparative health care; and quality assurance in health.

Health Care Administration:
12 credits from:

r705:534,R834:521,R834:523,R834:524,R834:527,R834:584,R834:542
  R705:534Community Health Nursing Theory II (3 credits)
  R834:521Technology and Public Administration (3 credits)
  R834:523Human Resources Administration (3 credits)
  R834:524Strategic Planning and Management (3 credits)
  R834:527 
  R834:584Health Care Finance (3 credits)
  R834:542Government Budgeting Systems (3 credits)

The following courses are in development: accounting and financial analysis; public budgeting; managing managed care; health services research; fundamentals of human resource administration; cases in public sector productivity.

 


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