Brown Bag Seminar: “Global Health at Home: Building Equity and Resilience in New Jersey”

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Dr. Richard Marlink and Arpita Jindani on “Global Health at Home: Building Equity and Resilience in New Jersey”

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Richard Marlink, MD, arrived at Rutgers in 2016 as the founding director of Rutgers Global Health Institute and the inaugural Henry Rutgers Professor of Global Health. Marlink completed his hematology/oncology fellowship at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School. He received his medical degree from the University of New Mexico and his bachelor’s degree from Brown University.

In New Jersey, Marlink is focused on ensuring equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. He is a member of the Newark Reopening and Recovery Strikeforce established by Mayor Ras J. Baraka, where he helped develop the city’s initial COVID-19 testing plan. Along with the city’s partners, he actively participates in Newark’s COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, and supportive isolation working groups. Marlink also is spearheading an initiative to support the safe reopening and operation of small businesses in New Jersey’s low-income and minority communities, and to better prepare those communities for future public health threats.

Arpita Jindani leads the development of the institute’s Equitable Recovery program for small businesses and nonprofits in vulnerable communities in New Jersey. She is also responsible for education and training projects across the institute. Previously, she worked for Rutgers’ Global Tuberculosis Institute, where she developed educational programs on tuberculosis for health professionals in the northeastern United States and the Pacific Islands. In an earlier role at the Partnership for Maternal Child Health, she led a successful immunization program that resulted in long-term funding for immunization initiatives across New Jersey. Her educational background includes a master of social work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai and a master of arts in health communication from Emerson College in Boston.