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Research & Innovation

Pioneering bold new ways to improve individual, community, and population health.

New Jersey's Research Powerhouse

Through basic, clinical, population, and translational research—spanning the life sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences—Rutgers Health drives professional education, biomedical breakthroughs, and economic development, while improving lives close to home and around the globe.

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Our Centers and Institutes

We’re leading investigations on a wide range of subject areas, from autism and bioinformatics to immunotherapy and violence prevention.

More than 250 principal investigators focused on the biology of the central nervous system and its function/dysfunction, developing treatments for disorders using novel neuroscience tools.

The state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, where Rutgers Health researchers transform laboratory discovery into clinical practice.

Evaluates tobacco control initiatives at multiple levels and conducts tobacco monitoring and surveillance. Dedicated to advancing tobacco research and sharing data and evidence to inform interventions and policies.

Fosters collaboration across the university and with partners beyond Rutgers to improve the health of vulnerable populations and pursue health equity for all.

Research Across Our Schools

Rutgers Health schools are generating knowledge and fostering collaborations across the university and the world.

New Jersey Medical School

Researchers study brain injury, immunology and infectious diseases, stem cells and regeneration, public health, and neurology. The renowned Global Tuberculosis Institute is also housed at the school.

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Home to major research institutes that focus on a range of topics, from cardiovascular medicine to women's health.

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

Research extending from the prevention of cavities and periodontal disease to potential therapies for cancer and drug-resistance illness. 

School of Graduate Studies

Dedicated to cutting-edge biomedical research, interdisciplinary collaboration, and professional development.

School of Public Health

Home to a number of research centers including the Center for Public Health Workforce Development, Center for South Asian Quantitative Health & Education, and New Jersey’s Center on Gun Violence Research, among the first such centers in the country.