Jasjit Ahluwalia, an eminent
Indian-origin researcher has been appointed as dean of the public health school
at the prestigious Rutgers University in the US state of New Jersey.
He will assume his new role as dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health from
Ahluwalia is a nationally recognised researcher in the field of health
disparities and minority health, and nicotine addiction.
He is also engaged in global health work with two active research projects in
Mumbai and New Delhi.
"Ahluwalia's, an alumnus of New York University and
Harvard, exceptional experience, expertise, and energy will build on the
existing strengths of the School of Public Health, develop new areas of study
and exploration, and foster the growth of junior-level researchers," said Brian
Strom, the Chancellor.
Ahluwalia is currently a professor of internal medicine and epidemiology at the
University of Minnesota Academic Health Center. He joined with the University
as an executive director of the Office of Clinical Research in 2005.