The Rutgers School of public health has named Dr. Stephan Schwander as the new assistant dean for global public health affairs. Dr. Schwander, who previously directed the Center for Global Public Health, will build the School’s global research and international teaching sites.
[Photo: Dr. Stephan Schwander]
Dr. Schwander will serve as the Rutgers School of Public Health’s first assistant dean for global health affairs as the School renews its commitment to international initiatives under the direction of its new Dean, Dr. Perry N. Halkitis. In his new role, Dr. Schwander will serve as the senior global officer for the Rutgers School of Public Health and will manage international agreements and partnerships for the School. He will also serve as the School’s liaison and representative for all global health initiatives for Rutgers University and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.
“I look forward to continuing to maintain and improve inclusive and supportive Rutgers School environment for international scholars, faculty, students, and staff, said Dr. Schwander. “Through our global approach, we will build international partnerships and educational opportunities that speak to our commitment of integrating research with practice to improve the health of individuals and communities.” Dean Halkitis adds, “Dr. Schwander is an internationally respected scholar who will bring great credibility to this programming. Moreover, he embodies our ideals at the Rutgers School of Public Health where we hold true to the notions learning with global partners is bi-directional and that there is incredibly important global work to be undertaken here at home with our immigrant communities and populations.”
Numerous initiatives are currently underway; Rutgers School of Public Health students soon will be able to participate in educational, research, and practice opportunities in Dodoma, Tanzania, Mexico City, Mexico, and Athens, Greece.