Established in 1985 by David Mechanic, the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research (IFH) facilitates collaboration among the social and behavioral sciences, clinical disciplines, basic sciences and related fields to promote research on critical population health issues. Currently, Dr. XinQi Dong serves as the director of IFH and brings together scholars across and beyond Rutgers into a vibrant interdisciplinary network that advances high quality research in core areas:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Health Economics
  • Social and Cultural Determinants of Health
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Violence Prevention
  • Health Disparities
  • Aging Research
  • State Health Policy
  • Health Services Research

IFH’s members have generated award-winning scholarship. A total of six current and former faculty have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine (IOM)) of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

The Institute for Health is comprised of three major divisions, four centers, a community health collaborative, a research group, an undergraduate research training program, and a national program office funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: