Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH

Prery Halkitis

Title: Dean & Professor
Company: Rutgers School of Public Health, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Location: Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

Perry N. Halkitis, Professor at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Public Health.

Dr. Halkitis assumed the role in 2017 of Dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health, where he is also a professor of biostatics and social and behavioral health sciences. He is also becoming professor emeritus of global public health at New York University.”(OR something along those lines) He has taught applied psychology and public health with NYU since 1998, and served as the associate dean for academic affairs and interim biostatistics chair at the NYU College of Global Public Health. Dr. Halkitis is a recognized researcher and leader in LGBTQ health, statistics, and psychometrics, and has been an affiliated investigator of the Center for Drug Use and HIV Research with the College of Nursing at NYU since 2009. His focus in the field explores and explains the impact of discrimination and unfair policy on health disparity in LGBTQ communities.

A Marquis Who’s Who Industry Expert and a recipient of the Marquis Who’s Who Humanitarian Award, Dr. Halkitis is an alumnus of Columbia University, where he studied biology and psychology before earning a MS in education and human development and learning from Hunter College, the City University of New York. In 1993, he completed a MPhil in educational psychology from the graduate center of CUNY, followed by a PhD in quantitative methods in educational and psychological research in 1994. Dr. Halkitis went on to earn a MPH in epidemiology from the CUNY School of Public Health in 2013. In addition to teaching, he has been a chief psychometrician with the NY National League for Nursing, and director of evaluation and research with Gay Men’s Health Crisis in New York.

Dr. Halkitis is currently editor-in-chief of Behavioral Medicine and sits on the editorial board of Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, as well as the editorial review boards of the Journal of Homosexuality, AIDS Care International, the American Journal of Men’s Health, and a slew of other publications. He recently earned an honorable mention for the 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award from NYU, and was notably honored with a 2016 Hermann M. Briggs Memorial Award from the New York State Public Health Association. His numerous accolades go back as far as 1999, when he won a Wayne F. Placek Award from the American Psychological Foundation. Dr. Halkitis is a prolific contributor to his professional community, and is notably a member of the boards of directors of The New York State Public Health Association, the Generations Project, and the HIV League.


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