Overview

The Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research is a hub for multidisciplinary and translational research focused on improving population health.

Since its 1985 founding by Dr. David Mechanic, the Institute has become nationally renowned for meaningful and impactful work in this essential area of research. Under the leadership of Director Dr. XinQi Dong, appointed in 2018, the Institute continues to build on this legacy while preserving the multidisciplinary structure and dynamic that makes it truly unique.

The Institute fosters rigorous theory-based research and innovative training, and supports collaborative opportunities for investigators across New Jersey and beyond. The Institute is focused on advancing the translation of knowledge to impact policy and practice, with an emphasis on sustainable engagement and reciprocal relationships with community partners in order to better understand the ubiquitous issues that affect health outcomes.

Looking to the future with a new five-year strategic plan beginning in 2020, the Institute is embracing population health more comprehensively, actively addressing salient and timely challenges in the areas of health equity, healthy aging, behavioral health, pharmacoepidemiology, health services and health policy research.


The Institute for Health by the Numbers:

  • 57,000 square foot facilities in New Brunswick
  • 150 faculty members
  • Faculty representing more than 30 schools, institutes and units
  • Nearly 30 adjunct members representing national and international universities
  • 6 institute members elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Home to more than a dozen centers and programs: