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Marian Passannante, PhD


School
New Jersey Medical School School of Public Health
Department/Program
Preventive Medicine & Community Health
Year Inducted Phone E-Mail 
2002 973-972-4775 passanna@umdnj.edu
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Biography

Dr. Marian Passannante is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health in the UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical School. In addition, she is an Associate Professor in the Quantitative Methods Division: Biostatistics and Epidemiology of the UMDNJ- School of Public Health (SPH) on the Newark Campus. Dr. Passannante received her PhD in 1983 from The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. After completing her doctoral work, she joined the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at the UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Passannante was one of the founding members of the Newark Campus of the UMDNJ-School of Public Health. She currently serves as the Chair of the SPH Newark Campus Curriculum Committee. Dr. Passannante is the epidemiologist on a wide range of CDC and NIH grant-funded projects. Her areas of interest and expertise include the impact of social factors on disease outcomes, questionnaire design/survey research, the epidemiology of tuberculosis and injury epidemiology. Dr. Passannante teaches courses on biostatistics and epidemiology to medical and public health students and survey research methods to masters and doctoral level students at the SPH. Dr. Passannante has been the recipient of many teaching awards from students and the administration at the New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Passannante is also an active member of the Epidemiology Section of the American Public Health Association.