Kenneth Kinter

Assistant Professor
Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions
School of Health Professions

Key topics: Helping vs. Enabling; Stages of Change and Motivational Interviewing; Trauma-Informed Care; Support for Families with Mentally Ill/Addicted Loved One; Sex Addiction; DSM 5; Crisis Intervention and Suicide; Psychiatric Emergencies

Kenneth Kinter, MA, LPC, is an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University and has been employed by Rutgers/UMDNJ since 2004. He has taught Group Dynamics in the Associates Degree Program. His current responsibilities include the implementation of…

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Jeffrey Levine

Professor
Family Medicine and Community Health
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Key topics: Women's health issues, contraception, female sexual dysfunction, menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis

Dr. Levine is Professor and Director of Women's Health Programs in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He has given numerous local, regional, and national presentations to…

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Michael Mathews

Professor
Department of Medicine
New Jersey Medical School

Key topics: Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2); COVID-19 pandemic (COVID-19)

Dr. Michael B. Mathews received his BA and PhD degrees in Natural Sciences / Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge. After a year of voluntary service teaching in Kenya, he began his research career under the mentorship of Professor …

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Jonathan McCoy

Assistant Professor
Emergency Medicine
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Key topics: Severe Sepsis & Septic Shock Resuscitation; Therapeutic Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest

Starting medical training many years ago as an EMT provided Johathan McCoy a different perspective of acute care. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins, residency training in Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of…

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Michael McDonough

Associate Teaching Professor
Health Administration
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Key topics: Health Administration, Medical Humanities, Medicare, Long Term Care, Bio-ethics

Michael J. McDonough, an Associate Teaching Professor and Undergraduate Program Coordinator of Health Administration at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, has worked as an executive in the health care field since…

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Aziz Merchant

Associate Professor of Surgery
Interim Division Chief of General Surgery and Acute Care Surgery
Department of Surgery, New Jersey Medical School

Key topics: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Heartburn/Reflux Surgery, Emergency General Surgery, General surgery, Surgical simulation and education, Health Disparities research

Dr. Merchant is currently an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery at New Jersey Medical School, as well as the Interim Division Chief of General Surgery and Acute Care Surgery. His clinical expertise and areas of interest…

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Kathleen Morgan

County Agent and Department Chair
Department of Family and Community Health Sciences
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension

Key topics: Nutrition; women's health; osteoporosis research and education; obesity phytonutrients; functional food; and the medicinal use of herbs.

Kathleen Morgan, M.ED, DTR is the chair of the family and community health sciences department. She has been a family and community health sciences educator with Rutgers Cooperative Research & Extension since 1993. Ms. Morgan has received her…

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Patricia O'Brien-Richardson

Associate Professor
Public Health/Health Administration
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Key topics: Cultural competency; Cultural health (Black women and adolescent girls); Hair Discrimination; Urban public health disparities; Education policy; Social justice; Race, class, and gender policies

Dr. Patricia O’Brien-Richardson is an Associate Professor of Teaching at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. For the past ten years, she has been the CEO and Founder of Move it Nation, Inc., a public health non-profit…

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Maya Ramagopal

Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Key topics: Pediatrics; Asthma; Sleep disorders in children

Dr. Ramagopal has been at the Division of Pulmonology and Cystic Fibrosis Center since 2006. She is the Pediatric Medical Director of the Sleep Laboratory. She completed medical school in Pondicherry, India, pediatric residency at the University…

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Mark Robson

Professor and Director
Department of Entomology, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences/NJAES

Key topics: Pesticides, toxicology, human health, environmental health, risk assessment, international and global environmental issues.

Dr. Robson is Director of the NJ Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) and Professor of Entomology at Rutgers and Professor of Environmenal Health at UMDNJ School of Public Health. Dr. Robson is an expert in the field of environmental and…

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Donald Schaffner

Distinguished Professor and Extension Specialist
Department of Food Science
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension

Key topics: Food safety; germs; bacteria in food; E. coli; Salmonella; hand washing; 5 second rule

Dr. Donald W. Schaffner is Extension Specialist in Food Science and Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University. His research interests include quantitative microbial risk assessment, predictive food microbiology, handwashing and cross-…

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Michael Shapiro

Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
New Jersey Medical School

Key topics: Bioethics; End of life decision-making; Physician assisted death; Euthanasia; Organ donation and transplantation

Dr. Shapiro is a graduate of Williams College and the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He did a General Surgery Residency at Beth Israel Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, and a post-doctoral fellowship in…

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Vasanthi R. Sunil

Associate Research Professor
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

Key topics: Mindfullness meditation, mindful movement, hinduism, sanskrit, end-of-life issues

Vasanthi Sunil is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Rutgers University.  Having been an ardent practitioner of meditation and yoga for several years, she conducts regular meditation and yoga…

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Jay Tischfield

Professor
Department of Genetics
School of Arts and Sciences

Key topics: Genetics, medical genetics, gene disorders, genetically linked diseases, genetics of psychiatric disorders, large-scale genetics, complex human diseases, genetics of alcoholism.

Jay A. Tischfield, Ph.D., is a well-known authority in the genetics field. He directs the Rutgers University Cell and DNA Repository, the largest university-based repository in the world.

A diplomat of the American Board of Medical…

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