Rutgers School of Public Health Dean, Dr. Perry N. Halkitis, has been selected to serve on the New Jersey Behavioral Risk Factor Survey Advisory Committee (NJBRFSAC).
Dr. Halkitis is one of nine candidates selected by the NJBRFS team, who will bring a broad range of scientific, clinical, technical and program experience to the committee.
For over two decades, Dr. Halkitis’ program of research has examined the intersection between human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), drug abuse, and mental health burden, and the biological, behavioral, psychosocial, and structural factors that predispose these and other health disparities in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) population.
In addition to his duties as Dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health, Dr. Halkitis is the Founder and Director of the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior & Prevention Studies, which is a training site for the next generation of scholars and partners with community agencies to conduct studies for and with the LGBTQ population. He serves on the board of directors of Hyacinth Foundation, the New Jersey Public Health Association, the Association for School and Programs of Public Health, as well as the American Psychological Association (APA) Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinities. He also serves on the advisory boards of the Tyler Clementi Center and Safehouse.
“I am honored to be serving on this important committee,” said Dr. Halkitis. “The work of NJBRFSAC aligns with the Rutgers School of Public Health’s dedication to conducting work with and for the populations of New Jersey.”Tags: Friday Letter Submission, Publish on November 15