Mark Aakhus, PhD
Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Communication
School of Communication & Information

Mark Aakhus investigates the relationship between communication and design, especially the uses of technological and organizational design, to augment human interaction and reasoning for decision-making and conflict-management. Learn more about Mark.

Sarah Allred, PhD
Faculty Director, Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs
Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Psychology

Sarah Allred is an associate professor in the psychology department at Rutgers-Camden, and studies the relationship between visual perception and memory. Sarah serves as Faculty Director for the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs at Rutgers-Camden, an applied research and public service center focused on addresses public policy issues that impact southern New Jersey. Learn more about Sarah.

Executive Committee

Debashis Kushary, PhD
Associate Professor
Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Sciences – Camden

Roger Strair, MD
Chief, Blood Disorders, Medical Oncologist
Hematologic Malignancies and Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Project Leads


Strengthen Opioid Prevention Project (STOPP): Developing a Social Media Intervention to Prevent Use

Cynthia Ayres, PhD, RN, FNAP, Principal Investigator

Mary Wunnenberg, EdD, RN, CNE, Co-Investigator

Amy Beth Jordan, PhD, Co-Investigator

Corina Lelutiu-Weinberger, PhD, Co-Investigator


Developing an interactive county mapping tool to advance age-friendly policies, programs, & planning in New Jersey

Emily Greenfield, PhD, principal investigator


Project Dream, Own, Tell: Feasibility of Engaging Significant Adults in Teen Sexual/Dating Violence

Victoria Banyard, PhD, principal investigator


Towards Designing for Engagement in Indoor Air Quality in Low-Income Households

Sunyoung Kim, principal investigator


Towards Fairness in Mental Health Prediction Apps

Kaitlin Costello, PhD, principal investigator


Increasing Breast Cancer Screening in Women with Severe Mental Illness

Sheila Linz, PhD, PMHNP-NP, RN, Primary Investigator

Bonnie Jerome-D’Emilia, PhD, MPH, RN, Co-Investigator

Adam Okulitz-Kozaryn, Co-Investigator


Investigating Facilitators and Barriers to Health Information: Collaborating with New Brunswick organizations to Describe Health Information Needs of New Jersey Residents

Charles Senteio, PhD, LCSW, MBA, principal investigator


Media for Patient and Health Education

Gloria Bachmann, MD, principal investigator


Screening for Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) in the Medical Intensive Care Unit

Sabiha Hussain, MD, principal investigator


Unpacking “Agrihoods”

Lewis Bivona, PhD, principal investigator


Better Communicating the Transplant Journey

Sarah Fadem, principal investigator


Family Coaching Interventions for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Kristin August, PhD, principal investigator

Kathleen Jackson, MDNP, MA, APRN, BC-ADM, Co-Investigator