Bernadette M. West, PhD
|School of Public Health|
|Health Systems & Policy Division|
Bernadette West is an Assistant Professor in the UMDNJ School of Public Health, in the Health Systems and Policy Department in Piscataway. She was recently appointed Assistant Dean of the Stratford/Camden campus and Community Health of the UMDNJ-School of Public Health. Prior to joining the School of Public Health, Dr. West served as Executive Director of the Mid-State Health Advisory Corporation (LAB IV), where she was responsible for regional health planning for a four county region in central New Jersey. She is also an associate member of the faculty of the Graduate School -New Brunswick, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Dr. West continues to hold a secondary faculty appointment in the Department of Environmental and Community Medicine, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Her research interests include community health assessment, disabilities and violence. Dr. West served as Chief Faculty Advisor to students in the Homeless and Indigent Population Health Outreach Project (HIPHOP) for the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School from 1997 to 2003. Dr. West has launched new faculty mentoring initiatives within the School of Public Health that provide learn and serve opportunities for students, including development of a new community service organization-Volunteer Opportunities in Community Engaged Service or VOICES. Dr. West received her Ph.D. degree in Planning and Public Policy in 1992 from Rutgers University and a Masters in Sociology from the American University in Washington, DC.