More than 250 principal investigators focused on the biology of the central nervous system and its function/dysfunction, developing treatments for disorders using novel neuroscience tools.
Research & Innovation
Pioneering bold new ways to improve individual, community, and population health.
New Jersey's Research Engine
Through basic, clinical, population, and translational research—spanning the life sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences—Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) drives health professional education, biomedical breakthroughs, and economic development, while improving lives close to home and across the global community.
Latest Discoveries and Breakthroughs
RBHS Centers and Institutes
The primary research centers and institutes at RBHS are leading investigations on a diverse range of subject areas, from autism and bioinformatics to immunotherapy and violence prevention.
Evaluates tobacco control initiatives at multiple levels and conducts tobacco monitoring and surveillance. Dedicated to advancing tobacco research and sharing data and evidence to inform interventions and policies.
Facilitating collaboration among the social and behavioral sciences, clinical disciplines, basic sciences, and related fields to research critical population health issues.
Fosters collaboration across the university and with partners beyond Rutgers to improve the health of vulnerable populations and pursue health equity for all.
Making fundamental, molecularly focused discoveries and developing new technologies that can be translated to improve human health.
Supports basic and clinical research in environmental and occupational chemical exposure and fosters programs in environmental health education and public policy.
The state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, where RBHS researchers transform laboratory discovery into clinical practice.
Supports study at the intersection of basic and clinical research, combining expertise in cellular, molecular, genetic, and clinical science. Devoted to understanding the pathogenesis of diseases and seeking cures.
Turning Research Into Cures
Clinical and Translational Research at RBHS
Clinical and translational research brings scientific discoveries from the lab to patients, communities, healthcare providers, and policymakers, with the goal of improving health.
New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science
New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (NJ ACTS) supports clinical and translational research by providing services, expertise, and financial resources; facilitating collaboration, training and workforce development; and improving the public’s understanding of science and research.
Research Across RBHS Schools
Many research activities at RBHS are coordinated by individual schools, generating knowledge and fostering collaborations across the university and the world.
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Five academic departments are actively engaged in high-impact research programs, in areas that include drug discovery and delivery, experimental therapeutics, and pharmacy practice.
New Jersey Medical School
Researchers study brain injury, immunology and infectious diseases, stem cells and regeneration, public health, and neurology. The renowned Global Tuberculosis Institute is also housed at the school.
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Home to major research institutes that focus on a range of topics, from cardiovascular medicine to women's health.
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
Research extending from the prevention of cavities and periodontal disease to potential therapies for cancer and drug-resistance illness.
School of Graduate Studies
Dedicated to cutting-edge biomedical research, interdisciplinary collaboration, and professional development.
School of Health Professions
Supports the research endeavors of its faculty and students and highlights those studies at an annual Research and Scholarship Symposium.
School of Nursing
Researches ways to meet the needs of the most vulnerable populations through entities such as the François Xavier Bagnoud Center and the Center for Community Health Partnerships.
School of Public Health
Home to a number of research centers including the Center for Public Health Workforce Development, Center for South Asian Quantitative Health & Education, and New Jersey’s Center on Gun Violence Research, among the first such centers in the country.
Clinical Research Studies
Clinical research studies, including clinical trials, help us better understand human health and disease. Our clinical research units conduct more than 450 clinical trials each year.
Confronting a Crisis: COVID-19 Response
Faced with the worst pandemic in a century, RBHS responded without hesitation. Schools rapidly transitioned to online learning while our health care heroes continued to deliver life-saving patient care. Researchers shifted their focus to the mysterious virus to help to develop testing methods, prevention strategies, and vaccines.
Resources and Opportunities
Visit the RBHS Office of Research and find resources available to research investigators and staff, students and trainees, clinical researchers, and others.