Dona Schneider

Dona Schneider, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Professor and Associate Dean for Programs
B.A., Trenton State College; M.A., Rutgers; M.P.H., Rutgers/ University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; Ph.D., Rutgers


Contact Information

Civic Square Building, room 554

Phone (848) 932-2945

Fax (732) 932-6564



Research Interests

  • Health and policy issues facing American children and minorities
  • Mortality and morbidity
  • High risk behaviors



  • Classic Papers in Public Health
  • Epidemiology for Health Policy and Planning


Publications and Activities

  • NJ HIV Prevention Community Planning Support and Development Initiative (PI)
  • Community-based Asthma Intervention Project in Elizabethport, NJ (PI)
  • Author of a two-volume set, Public Health: The Development of a Discipline (with David E. Lilienfeld), for Rutgers Press.
  • Professional Advisory Board, Transplant Speakers International.


Video: Dr. Dona Schneider on "The History of Public Health"



Dona Schneider is Professor and Associate Dean for Programs at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Dr. Schneider teaches epidemiology at both Rutgers and the UMDNJ-School of Public Health. She serves as article, book and grant reviewer for more than 30 journals, agencies and publishing houses; and has served as thesis chair for more than 35 graduate students.  Her research record includes more than 100 refereed journal articles, books and book chapters, mostly focusing on mortality, morbidity and risk factors for disease, especially for children and minorities. Dr. Schneider also serves as PI for the HIV Community Prevention, Support and Development Initiative (HIV CPSDI), a Bloustein unit that trains and provides technical assistance to community-based organizations working to prevent the spread of HIV in New Jersey.


Complete Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)