Faculty Experts

The Institute for Health’s members represent a vast array of disciplines and research areas and are available to speak with members of the media to offer context and . Members of the media who wish to speak with an expert below, or to inquire about other experts who may be available, contact Nicole Swenarton, Director of Communications, at (732) 284-6326 or email nswenarton@ifh.rutgers.edu

For members of the media on deadline, send a text to (732) 284-6326 or email communications@ifh.rutgers.edu

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XinQi Dong

MD, MPH, Director, IFH

Population health topics Aging Geriatrics Family violence Violence prevention Elder abuse Elder care Self-neglect Elder justice Filial piety Immigrant health Asian health Chinese health Social and cultural determinants of health Health outcomes Health equity

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Joel Cantor

Sc.D., Director, CSHP

Health care policy New Jersey health policy Health insurance markets Affordable Care Act Medicaid Medicaid delivery systems Homelessness and health care

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Daniel Horton

MD, MSCE

Pediatric rheumatology Childhood arthritis Drug safety in children (especially steroids, antibiotics) Off label drugs in children Microbiome Microbiome

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Stephen Crystal

Ph.D.

Opioids Children's mental health Long-term care Nursing homes Substance abuse treatment Mental health medications

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Richard J. Contrada

Ph.D.

Psychological stress Health Psychology Human Emotion

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Elissa Kozlov

Ph.D.

Geriatric mental health End-of-life care Palliative care

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Michael Yedidia

Ph.D., M.P.H.

Childhood obesity Child obesity prevention Microbiome

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Sujoy Chakravarty

Ph.D.

Health system research Medicaid policy Microbiome

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Alexander Kusnecov

Ph.D.

Psychoneuroimmunology Neuroinflammation Behavioral Neuroscience Microbiome

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Jamie Walkup

Ph.D.

HIV and mental health Select areas of mental health policy and services Microbiome

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Johanna Schoen

Ph.D.

Reproductive policies Abortion Death and dying End-of-life care

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Ashley Grosso

Ph.D.

HIV Sex education LGBTQ health Sex trafficking Reproductive health