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The UMDNJ School of Public Health (SPH)

UMDNJ-School of Public Health graduate students distribute food and water to
sugar cane plantation workers in the Dominican Republic through the Health Outreach Project.

About the School
The UMDNJ-School of Public Health (SPH) is built on the expertise and strong partnership of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ); Rutgers‚ The State University of New Jersey (RU); New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT); and the Public Health Research Institute (PHRI).

Founded on a long, established history of public health education between UMDNJ and RU that began in 1983 in New Jersey, the School of Public Health was established in 1998. The School was fully accredited in 2001 as the first collaborative school of public health by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Public Health Education
UMDNJ-SPH confers the MS degree, the MPH degree jointly with RU and NJIT‚ and the DrPH and PhD degrees jointly with RU. Several dual degree programs are also offered with five of the other seven UMDNJ Schools -- NJ Medical School, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, NJ Dental School, the School of Nursing, and the School of Health Related Professions, in partnership with RU and NJIT. Articulated degree programs are also offered with RU and William Paterson University, where highly qualified undergraduate college students are offered early coordinated pathways into the MPH degree program. Student stipends are available.

Three campuses are strategically located within New Jersey, offering a variety of concentrations.


  • Dental Public Health

  • Quantitative Methods

  • Urban Health Administration

Piscataway/New Brunswick

  • Biostatistics

  • Environmental and Occupational Health

  • Epidemiology

  • Health Education and Behavioral Science

  • Health Systems and Policy


  • Health Systems and Policy

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health students are involved in various research projects.

Our faculty members and students are extensively involved in government, non-profit, and private industry funded projects in such areas as:

  • Alcohol and tobacco use;

  • Cancer;

  • Diseases unique to men, women and children;

  • Environmental and health issues relating to air and water pollution;

  • Genetics; and

  • Health care issues in underserved populations.

Integral to our School’s mission is public service, such as:

  • Bioterrorism and preparedness training;

  • Continuing education programs for K-12th grade teachers and for safety and health care professionals;

  • Camden, Newark and New Brunswick inner city health projects;

  • SPH/Croatia Partnership and Dominican Republic Health Outreach Project; and the

  • Tobacco Dependence Clinic.

Careers in Public Health
The need for public health professionals has grown proportionately along with rising population levels, industrial growth and rapidly changing health care delivery systems. Graduates have positions such as:

  • Child Injury Prevention Specialist;

  • Data Analyst;

  • Health Department Manager;

  • Health Educator;

  • Occupational Medical Consultant;

  • Pharmaceutical Market Research Manager;

  • Public Health Administrator;

  • Research Scientist; and

  • Risk Manager, Environmental Health.

Campus Contacts
We welcome your inquiries.

Stanley S. Bergen, Jr. Bldg.
65 Bergen Street, Suite 701, P.O. Box 1709
Newark‚ NJ 07107-1709
Contact: Danielle Herring, MPH;

Piscataway/New Brunswick
683 Hoes Lane West
1st Floor, Room 135, P.O. Box 9
Piscataway‚ NJ 08854
Phone: (732) 235-4646
Contact: Janet Zamorski;

University Educational Center, Suite 1114
40 East Laurel Road
Stratford‚ NJ 08084
Phone: (856) 566-2790
Contact: Vanessa Jago;

The new School of Public Health Building on the Piscataway/New Brunswick Campus of UMDNJ was dedicated in October 2003.

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